Melbourne: Cricket Australia has responded positively to India coach Ravi Shastri’s request for extra warm-up matches forward of their Take a look at collection Down Beneath later this 12 months.India solely had one apply match forward of their current Take a look at collection in opposition to England – which they misplaced 1-4 – and Shastri believes his aspect could be higher ready to sort out Australia if extra red-ball cricket was scheduled previous to the primary Take a look at in Adelaide beginning on December 6.
”We’re completely happy to debate choices with the BCCI, however we now have not acquired any formal notification to extend the variety of tour matches previous to their collection commencing in Australia,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson was quoted as saying.
In England, even the lone four-day apply match in opposition to county aspect Essex was diminished to 3 days amid excessive drama over the situation of the pitch and the outfield, each of which apparently left the guests sad. On Thursday, Shastri stated he was not averse to the concept of taking part in apply video games.
“Completely not. Why would we be? You’ll be able to solely see the outcomes (within the England Exams). Each time after the second Take a look at we now have improved. You’ll be able to nonetheless get higher. However why cannot we be in that place within the first Take a look at match?,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Australia and India are scheduled to play three T20 matches previous to the Adelaide Take a look at and Shastri stated India had “requested a few (warm-up) video games in Australia earlier than the Take a look at collection commenced”.
India are slated to tour Australia for 3 T20 internationals, 4 Take a look at matches and three ODIs from November 21 to January 18.
India have been crushed 2-Zero within the four-Take a look at collection on their final tour of Australia in 2014-15.
First Revealed: September 15, 2018, 4:49 PM IST