ENG vs IND: England and India will face each other in a one-off test match on July 1, Friday. The test match will be played at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England.
The men in blue were busy facing Ireland in the two match T20 series. India managed to win both the matches against Ireland to clinch the series by 2-0.
India were coming into this fixture after winning against Ireland in the first T20 match on Sunday. Indian captain Hardik Pandya went on to win the toss and he decided to have a bowl first.
Rain lashed the city for quite some time in the day. The match was delayed and eventually umpires decided to go with 12 overs per side. Ireland went on to score 108 runs with a loss of four wickets in 12 overs.
The men in blue managed to chase down the score with ease in the 10th over. India went on to win the first T20 against Ireland by seven wickets.
Harry Tector went on to play a fantastic inning for Ireland in the T20 match. Moreover, he went on to score 64 runs from 33 balls with a strike rate of 193.94.
ENG vs IND: Rahul Dravid lavishes praise on Virat Kohli, terms him one of the most hard working guys
Indian Head coach Rahul Dravid has gone on to praise Virat Kohli. The former Indian cricketer termed Virat Kohli as one of the most hardworking guys.
Rahul Dravid said, “He’s not on the wrong side of his 30s. He’s an incredibly fit guy, and one of the most hard-working guys I’ve come across.
His desire, his hunger and his whole attitude, looking after himself and his preparations, even the way he batted in Leicester in those conditions, scoring the kind of 50s and 60s. He is ticking all the right boxes, he is doing what he needs to do.”
He further added, “As a player, you go through these kinds of phases. I don’t think in Virat’s case, it is a lack of motivation or desire. It’s not about scoring three figures, even a 70 on a difficult pitch is worth appreciation. In Cape Town, he didn’t convert it into a century, but it was a good score.