England head coach Chris Silverwood has mentioned that the five-match Test collection towards India later this 12 months will likely be a super run-in for his facet for the Ashes. England and India are slated to play a five-Test collection, starting August this 12 months within the UK and on the finish of the 12 months, the Three Lions would tour Australia for the Ashes. “There’s a little time between now and then, but we’re looking forward immensely to the Test series in England. We always know it’s very competitive, with two very good teams going at each other. It’s an ideal run-in for the Ashes, to play India in five Test matches and pit ourselves against one of the best teams in the world can only be a good thing for us and help galvanize us,” Silverwood advised UK Media in a digital press convention.
England’s tour of India didn’t show to achieve success because the guests misplaced the collection in every codecs (3-1 in Tests, 3-2 in T20Is, and 2-1 in ODIs). However, Silverwood mentioned that his side learnt a lot on this tour and this may every participant in good stead.
“It was a good, competitive game (third ODI) and a good, competitive series throughout. I’m very proud of them, I’m proud of each and every player who has been out here. I’m proud of the effort and the attitude that’s been shown towards the game. I think we’ve learned a lot and from that point of view I couldn’t ask any more of them,” mentioned Silverwood.
“It’s a very difficult place to come and win, we know that. India are very strong in their conditions, but there’s been lots of encouragement. We’ve got valuable experience for the T20 World Cup coming up, and if we look back at the Test series, the amount of experience the youngsters will take out of that from playing in those conditions, the lessons they’ve learned, when they come back again they’ll know what to do and have a better game plan,” he added.
India is ready to host T20 World Cup this 12 months in October-November this 12 months. England coach Silverwood additionally opined that taking part in T20I collection in India gave them an opportunity to see how the hosts would function in their very own situations.
“From a T20 point of view it’s been really interesting how India operate in their conditions, what types of balls they bowled. Equally our batsmen have had a look at those conditions. So there’s a lot of encouraging signs out here and a lot to take away. We’ll be working on various things between now and the World Cup,” mentioned Silverwood.
“These experiences will stand them in good stead moving forward. When they play against India in England, that will give them a bit of spice to fight back with. I think they will,” he added.
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