The ICC World Test Championship final is less than three days away. While Team India had reached the venue before and had some time on their hands to assess the conditions and play a few intrasquad practice matches, New Zealand defeated England 1-0 in the two-match Test series in the build-up to the marquee event and will come to the Ageas Bowl looking to repeat the same result against a star-studded Indian side.
However, ahead of the titular encounter, the teams have been in news for the off-field developments. While reports had suggested that a few members of the New Zealand team had visited the golf course on Tuesday morning, the manager of the Indian team felt it was a breach of the bio-secure protocols. However, as per reports, the ICC has now issued a clarification saying that there was no breach of bio-bubble protocol by New Zealand.
England Women host one-off Test match against India Women beginning Wednesday
Meanwhile, the historic one-off Test match between England Women and India Women is all said to commence from Wednesday at the Bristol County Ground. While England Women last played a Test against Australia Women in 2019 which ended in a draw, this is India’s first Test since 2014 where they registered dominating innings and 34 runs win against South Africa women. The teams will then play an ODI as well as a T20I series.