After the World Cup clash against New Zealand on Sunday, it has been a strong rumor that the members of the Indian cricket team will get a short break to spend some time with their families.
The World Cup is indeed a lengthy schedule and the seven-day interval between the matches against New Zealand on October 22 and England on October 29 will provide the players with a well-deserved break.
The majority of the players have been continuously traveling since the Asia Cup, which was co-hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan and took place from August 30 to September 17.
While talking to PTI, the BCCI source said, “The players are likely to have an option of dispersing to their respective homes for a two or three-day break after the New Zealand game. With a seven-day gap between the two matches, it is only fair that players get some time with their families.”
The Indian team management has carefully organized the practice sessions, taking into consideration the demanding travel schedule and the need to manage the workload of players, especially the fast bowlers.
India stands as the only team in the tournament that will play nine of its league matches at nine distinct venues.
Till now India has played four matches in the tournament and won all four in a row. After beating Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, yesterday Bangladesh lost to India by seven wickets.