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POLL | Should India Have Had More Than One Warm-up Match Before the First Test?

Cricketnext Staff |July 25, 2018, 11:31 AM IST
POLL | Should India Have Had More Than One Warm-up Match Before the First Test?

India's preparation for big tours often comes under the scanner as was the case in South Africa earlier where coach Ravi Shastri said that it would have made a big difference had India arrived 10 days earlier. Now, with Virat Kohli's men taking on England, the team seemed to have learnt its lessons as they played a limited-overs series before the Test series.

Also, the team had a good two-week break between the final ODI and first Test. However, India are scheduled to play only one warm-up tie, that also reduced to a three-day from a four-day game.

India will take on Essex on Wednesday, so here is our poll question for you.

India is expected to use all the 18 players in the squad since the game doesn't have first-class status. Though Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay are expected to start as openers but KL Rahul will be looking to continue his progress and give the team some happy headaches about the composition of the final playing XI. Vijay has a good record in England but Dhawan's woes with the red ball, especially outside the sub-continent, have been apparent for quite some time. His place may well come under the scanner if he fails to get going against Essex.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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