England team lands in Rajkot after break in Abu Dhabi | Cricket News

Feb 12, 2024



New Delhi: After a week's break in their pre-series base Abu Dhabi, the England cricket team returned to India on Monday for the remaining five-match series against the hosts, who are tied 1-1 after two matches . game.
The England team landed in the city on Monday evening for the third Test.
After the 106-run defeat in Visakhapatnam, England players used the 10-day break between the second and third Tests to rest and play golf in Abu Dhabi.
The third test is to be held here from February 15.
The visiting team will start training SCA Stadium From Tuesday morning, while India's players will practice in the afternoon.
A day before returning to India, England suffered a blow when their frontline spinner Jack Leach was ruled out of the remaining three Test matches due to a knee injury.
However, no replacement will be called for Leach, an indication that England will continue with the spin trio of Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed and Shoaib Bashir for the rest of the tour.
Joe Root There is a fourth spin option for the visitors after the three regular spinners.
England prepared for the highly anticipated Test series against India with an extensive conditioning camp in Abu Dhabi instead of arriving early in the subcontinent for practice matches.
The second match ended with a day to spare as hosts India made a spectacular comeback after losing the first match of the series to level the series 1–1.
During the Abu Dhabi camp ahead of the series, the England team spent a lot of time working on ways to deal with the Indian spinners.
While they were aiming for a winner in the opening match, the English batsmen were left stunned Jasprit BumrahProduced a brilliant display of reverse swing bowling in the first innings of the second Test before chasing down a record target of 399 runs in front of a disciplined Indian bowling unit in their second innings.
The fourth and fifth Test will be held in Ranchi and Dharamshala.



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