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Gavaskar slams India’s preparation

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06 Aug 2018 11:31 #364935 by chairman
Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar has blamed India’s management team for an “unprepared” team after their loss to England in the first Test.

Gavaskar said India lacked “serious practice” heading into the Edgbaston Test, which will prove to be detrimental to his nation’s chances in the five-game series this summer.

India went into the first match ranked the world’s No.1 Test side

India played just eight days of competitive cricket before day one of the first Test – three ODIs and three T20Is against England, plus two T20Is versus Ireland, followed by a five-day break. Gavaskar has described the pre-Test schedule as “no preparation at all”.

“I can understand that you need to switch off after a series but that can’t be five days at a stretch,” said the India legend. “It can be three plus three-day breaks between matches, but not five days.”

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