For India to put up a commanding performance, their batsmen, some of whom are not at their best in recent times, will need to put enough runs on the board.
The team was handed a massive blow ahead of the series opener after Mayank Agarwal was ruled out of the series opener as he got hit on his head during a practice session.
A temperature of an estimated 20 degrees celsius is expected over the course of five days.
Having emerged as runners-up in the recent WTC final, India will once again aim to bounce back and redeem themselves right from the beginning of the cycle, with England giving them a tough fight.
Kohli said this in an interaction with Dinesh Karthik for a broadcast network.
This could be a now or never series for Cheteshwar Pujara.
The series marks the beginning of the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle.
With a few days left for the series to begin, the bowlers looked completely focused in the practice session.
However, even if BCCI agrees to fly players to the United Kingdom, there are a quite a few logistic challenges that the Indian cricket board may face.
The 23-year-old was also ecstatic after recovering from the virus as he expressed his delight through a hilarious caption.
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