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Team India to get a 20-day break from bio-bubble after WTC final in England

June 8, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

The Indian cricket team will get a 20-day break from the bio-bubble in the UK after the conclusion of the WTC final. All the cricketers are set to leave the bubble on June 24. They will return back to the bio-bubble for the five-Test series against England around July 14. To avoid any further problems while regrouping, the entire team will have to be within the UK during the break.

All the players have traveled to England with their families. Thus, a 20-day break will give them a great time to spend with their dear ones. However, after the series against England, the Indian players won’t be getting much time to relax. They will have to head directly to UAE for the remainder of Indian Premier League 2021.

Team India is set to begin training outdoors together as they build-up to the WTC final

The Indian cricket team is currently training for the WTC final and have been in quarantine since last month. The entire contingent first underwent a 14-day quarantine in Mumbai before spending another three days in quarantine following their arrival in the UK. The India vs England Test series is set to commence from August 4. The packed schedule will see the top two teams face each other in five Test matches in just six weeks.

Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have recently talked about the mental burden the bio-bubble life and hectic schedule can have on the players. The duo stated that the 20-day break would be a big boost for the side. There were several discussions about the enormous gap between the WTC final and the start of the England Test series. But the break will offer an excellent opportunity for Team India to switch off and regroup. After completing their mandatory quarantine, Team India is set to begin training outdoors together as they build up to the World Test Championship final. 

The BCCI has named a massive 24-member squad for the WTC final, which also includes 4 ‘standby’ players. While Virat Kohli is expected to lead the Indian side, Ajinkya Rahane will be his deputy. On the other hand, New Zealand has announced a 20-member squad for the WTC final. Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand team.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh