India to face India A in England ahead of test series | Cricket News

LONDON: In an unusual schedule, India will prepare for the five-test round in England with a four-day practice match against their own ‘A’ team at County Ground in Northamptonshire in July later this year .
The Indian cricket team are scheduled to tour England in August and September to play five test matches, starting with the opener in Nottingham on August 4.
“Some of the world’s best international cricketers will be on display at County Ground this summer as we host India and India A,” Northamptonshire County Cricket Club said in a statement.
“Ahead of India’s five rounds of testing against England in August, the Indian team of Virat Kohli will face India A in a four-day warm-up match that promises to be a showcase for top cricket. quality.”
The second warm-up match is scheduled for Leicestershire on July 28.
“The Indian tour group will then travel to Leicestershire the following week for a second warm-up match starting July 28,” the statement said.
The second (12-16 August) and fourth (2-6 September) tests will be held in London, while the third (25-29 August) and fifth (10-14 September) tests are scheduled in Leeds and Manchester.
England are currently in India to play four tests, starting in Chennai on February 5. It will be followed by five T20Is and three ODIs.

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