After ending the T20 series against Afghanistan, Team India will face England in a five-match Test series against England on home soil. The series will start on January 25. Before that, Team India will start practice for the series. In between this, Virat Kohli received an invitation to the Ram Mandir Consecration in Ayodhya. The ceremony is scheduled to happen on January 22. As per reports, Virat Kohli will take a day off to participate in this ceremony.
Virat Kohli in Ram Mandir Consecration:
After a long wait, Ram Mandir’s consecration ceremony will be held on January 22. Ahead of this ceremony, celebrities across the nation are getting invitations for this event. Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has also received an invitation to this ceremony along with his wife Anushka Sharma. Apart from Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni are also invited to this ceremony.
After a long time, India is going to play a Test series on home soil. They are set to lock horns with England in a five-match Test series. The first Test match of the series is scheduled to happen on January 25 in Hyderabad. Indian players are instructed to reach the venue in January Hyderabad. As the Ram Mandir’s Consecration ceremony is scheduled for January 22, Virat is likely to take a day off and join the ceremony. As per the reports, he also took permission from BCCI.
India vs. England Test series:
After a long, the Indian fans are going to experience Test cricket excitement at home. Ahead of the Test series, all the players will be assembled in Hyderabad on January 20. The team will undergo four intense practice sessions ahead of the Test series. After missing out on the T20 series against Afghanistan, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are coming back to the Test squad. Ravindra Jadeja headed to NCA for the upcoming Test series.
On the other hand, the England team is scheduled to arrive in India on January 21. They left their country and prepared themselves in Abu Dhabi. The visitors faced criticism for their late arrival. However, that series will be extremely crucial for both teams. This series can change calculation on the points table of the World Test Championship.