India Test Team will face off in the warm-up match before the Fifth Test match against England on July 1. According to Cricbuzz, the away team will get a chance to familiarize themselves with playing conditions against Leicestershire County Cricket Club in Leicester on June 24.
It will be a four-day game, before the second leg against England. The white ball kit will arrive in England after a few T20I matches against Ireland.
Following the game against Ireland, Rohit Sharma and Co will take part in three ODIs and multiple T20s in the UK between 7 and 17 July once the Test ends on 5 July.
It is worth noting that two Indian teams will be taking part in the action simultaneously in two different countries. While the T20 team will face the Republic of Ireland on June 26 and 28, the red shirt players will play their first match against Leicester.
Head coach Rahul Dravid is said to be coordinating with the BCCI to prepare the national team for a grueling cricket season.
India leads Test series five matches against England 2-1
Meanwhile, the Test scheduled for July 1-5 in Birmingham will be the fifth Test of the 2021 series. Virat Kohli, who captained the away side against England, helped his team. won the Oval Test to take a 2-1 lead.
However, they abandoned the final test due to the high number of COVID-19 positive cases in the Indian camp.
As a result, when Rohit Sharma steps out to lead the guests at Edgbaston, he will need to secure a draw or win for the historic winning streak in England.
Joe Root, who serves as captain in 2021, will make way for all-powerful Ben Stokes. The 30-year-old missed the series due to a mental health breakdown. He will begin his full-time stint with a two-track rubber match against New Zealand on June 2 at Lord’s.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-india-play-four-day-warm-up-game-leicestershire-ahead-england-test?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda India to play a four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire ahead of England Test