India gave a tough fight to England in recently concluded Test series in the latter backyard where Men in Blue was leading the series by 2-1 against three Lions with the final test which was supposed to happen in Manchester has been abandoned due to a case in India’s biosecure bubble where physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar was tested positive for COVID-19.
As per the latest report from one of the media outlets, BCCI and ECB have mutually agreed to schedule the last test in the summer of 2022 where India will be looking to win or either draw that match to win series on the retrospect England will have to win at any cost as losing here will cost them series. All these combinations will be taken into consideration if the same series will be continued or a standalone Test match will be conducted and that call will be taken by the respective board in some time.
The Test will be scheduled at the same place Old Trafford Manchester where the match was supposed to happen along with that limited over series between India and England will also be played next year on the same tour.
The Indian Test team has grown in stature with the kind of bench strength they have at the moment and Virat Kohli has to lead this Men in Blue side brilliantly after taking reins from MS Dhoni in 2014. India also played the final inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand which they lost by 8 wickets. Kohli advocated that the best Test team winner should not be decided based on one single match but based on a combination of three series which gives equal opportunity to both teams to come back and outclass each other.
The other reason why India is doing pretty well as the Test side is based on the fact they have settled playing X1 starting from opener to moving to the middle order and lower order every player knows their role pretty well and even if someone gets injured from the first playing X1 the players who replace them are the ones who have enough domestic cricket experience in their armory.