Chief coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri has said that the team management has urged the BCCI to hold more practice matches before the Test series against Australia. The Indian team played only one practice match against Essex before the five-match Test series on England tour there. After that, he had to face the humiliating defeat of 1-4 in England's Test series.
Shastri said that he is leaving England with positive thinking. He clarified that after losing the series 1-4, he has not received any information from the Board regarding its review. Even before the start of the Test series, Indian captain Virat Kohli had said that much of the practice is not in favor of matches. However Shastri says that he has never opposed practice matches.
The Indian coach said, "Before the Test series in Australia we have requested the board to conduct maximum practice matches before the start of the series. But it would be interesting to see if there is space for it. This is a question. "
The Indian team will start the tour of Australia from the three-match T-20 series starting on November 21. After 10 days, he has to play Test matches. Shastri said, "Before the start of the Test series, we want to play two matches of three or four days. But do you have time? For example, before the Test series we have to play T-20 series there. There is a 10-day gap before the start of the Test match. These are some things that have already been approved and it is not under our control. "