Team India to get a three weeks break time to address mental fatigue amid the long bubble spells.
The Indian management has taken a call to give its players a break of close to three weeks following the ICC World Test Championship Final, to address the mental fatigue due to long bio-bubbles.
India’s assignment against New Zealand for the final of the ICC World Test Championship will be from June 18-22. After the wrap of the marquee ICC final, the squad will be given time to enjoy and relax a bit.
The squad will be given time close to 20 days and the group will assemble on July 14 to begin their preparations for the India-England test series.
The five game Test series between India and England will begin on August 4 in Nottingham.
“As skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri had told the media at the pre-departure press conference, there will be a break. There is a six-week gap between WTC final and opening Test against England, so we had to address the issue of players’ well-being. Within UK, they can disperse off, go for a holiday, meet friends and family,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.
The official said that the group will organise a couple of get-togethers in between the 20 days break, but the players will have all the liberties to choose how they want to spend their off-days.
“Most of them have come to the UK multiple times and have friends and acquaintances around the country. It’s only fair that they can switch off,” said the source.
In fact, skipper Kohli on June 2, during the pre-departure, had answered a PTI query if the 42-day gap between the two assignments would affect the team’s preparations.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has welcomed the idea of giving players a break amid the dire situations.