Team India’s request to hold practice matches against a Sri Lankan senior team or other local team has reportedly been denied by authorities, citing COVID-19 protocols. The contingent led by Shikhar Dhawan is said to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in the island nation.

You now have to be content with internal simulation games, similar to how the guys from Virat Kohli prepared for the final of the Test World Cup in England. These practice games include a T20 game and two day games.

Shikhar Dhawan becomes the captain of Team India
Shikhar Dhawan becomes the captain of Team India

“The Indians wanted to play some warm-up games against the A-team or a team that could be arranged but the COVID-19 protocols made this a little difficult and then a request went to BCCI to play intra-squad games. The Indian team will now play a T20 game and two one-day games to prepare for the limited series, ”the ANI news agency quoted sources as saying.

The exciting limited-over series will be a show of India’s incredible banking strength. Most of the country’s young and emerging talent will play hand in hand with some senior and fringe players. The ODIs start on July 13th, followed by the games in the shortest format from July 21st.

Team India in Sri Lanka follows similar rules as the English contingent

According to another report, the team’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) for travel and quarantine will be similar to those followed by the senior team in England. This includes a week of tough quarantine and staggered workouts in the gym.

“All the rules will be the same as we followed them in England. The outstation players came by charter flight and some were flying in business class on a commercial airline. They will complete seven days of room quarantine and then can meet in common areas inside the bio-bubble. Players will be training at the gym in stages, “said a BCCI source familiar with the development PTI under conditions of anonymity.

All players have reached Mumbai and are now undergoing quarantine and regular COVID-19 tests before leaving for Sri Lanka.