After losing the final of the World Test Championship to New Zealand, the English team will take the next test of the Indian team. There is a six-week gap between the WTC final and the first Test against England, so players are loosing their tiredness by traveling within the UK, giving them time to recover from the bitter memories of the WTC final.
The BCCI has also allowed the families of Indian cricketers to tour England. This decision has been taken in view of the possibility of mental fatigue due to prolonged stay in biologically safe environment. During this, Virat Kohli with his wife Anushka Sharma. Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma were seen roaming around with their respective wives.
In the picture shared by Ajinkya Rahane on Instagram, Hitman’s family is also seen with him.
Mayank Agarwal’s photo has Ishant Sharma’s family with him.
The same Indian captain Virat Kohli was also seen spending quality time with his actress wife in a copy shop.
The team has got 20 days leave
The Indian players have got a break of almost three weeks (20 days) and will regroup on July 14 to prepare for the five-match Test series against England starting on August 4 in Nottingham.
Final match was rain-hit
The historic final, played from 18 to 23 June, was rain-hit. On the first and fourth days, not a single ball could be bowled. The second and third day’s play had to be called off early due to bad weather. The result of the match came on the sixth ie Reserve Day. New Zealand achieved the modest target of 139 runs given by India with eight wickets in hand. Pacer Kyle Jamieson was the man of the match.