Team India arrived in England on Thursday. After taking a midnight flight from Mumbai, both the men's and women's teams landed in London at around 7 am local time. The teams were then taken to Southampton by the road, where they will undergo a mandatory quarantine of three days in the hotel at the Rose Bowl Stadium which makes for a splendid venue, especially for cricket lovers. While a video of the team's arrival had earlier gone viral, even KL Rahul shared a picture on arriving in the United Kingdom.
And now his childhood friend and India teammate Mayank Agarwal has shared a breathtaking view of the venue from his hotel. "Touchdown Southampton," he simply wrote along with the picture.
Check out his post here:
While the men's team are set to take on New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final commencing on June 18 at this very venue followed by 5-Test matches against the host nation starting in August, the women's team will play a one-off Test against England as well as a T20I and an ODI series. The women's team will move to Bristol later which is the venue for their four-day Test against England, starting on June 16.
Meanwhile, a separate white-ball team is set to travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour in July. Head of National Cricket Academy, Rahul Dravid, is likely to accompany the white ball specialist team as the head coach.