India is currently facing England in a 4-match Test series. The 3rd test of the series will take place in Ahmedabad from 24th February, 2021. After the completion of the test series, India will be facing England in a 5-match T20 series. Ahead of that, BCCI wants the white-ball specialists to play a few practice matches. India’s white-ball specialists such as opener Shikhar Dhawan, who are competing in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, have been asked by BCCI to report in Ahmedabad on March 1 ahead of the five-match T20 series against England.
Apart from Dhawan, young Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Tewatia are also competing in the domestic 50-over tournament. They are in their respective bio bubbles in five cities. BCCI had named a 19-man squad for the T20 series, beginning in Ahmedabad from March 12.
BCCI asked white-ball specialists to report in Ahmedabad, wants them to play a few matches ahead of the T20 series :
“Shikhar is supposed to report in Ahmedabad along with others on March 1. As far as we know, all the white ball specialists have been asked to play 2 to 3 games to be in touch. They will again enter a new bubble with all the COVID-19 protocols in place.”– A senior DDCA official told PTI
The T20 series will be played in Ahmedabad between March 12 and 20. It will be followed by a three-match ODI series that will be played in Pune between March 23 and 28. The Test series is locked at 1-1 with the third Test beginning on Wednesday. It will be played at the newly-built Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera.