Team India led by Virat Kohli has performed exceptionally well at home in the last two years.
The Indian team is placed right at the top of the ICC rankings in Tests for a long time now, and the whole team including Virat Kohli would like to maintain the current winning momentum when they travel for the overseas tour.
India’s T20I series against Sri Lanka will end on December 24 and the team will fly to South Africa four days later. The first Test is scheduled for January 5, 2018. Kohli and his men will not have much time at their disposal to prepare for the tough South Africa tour.
In order to avoid such lack of preparation time, the India captain wants the upcoming edition of the IPL to finish as early as possible.
The India team will fly to England after the IPL, and the skipper wants some rest before they head for another tough tour. He wants his team to reach England two weeks prior to the first match, reported DNA.
In doing so, it will give Kohli’s team some time to adjust to the conditions as well. India will play their first ODI against England on July 3, 2018.
Well, it seems logical for Kohli to make such requests as the IPL is a long tournament, and almost all Indian players are set to feature in this cash-rich T20 league.
To get the best out of the Indian players in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must give heed to Kohli’s demands.