IND vs ENG: England to Head Back to Abu Dhabi, to Return to India Before 3rd Test in Rajkot

Published By: Ritayan Basu

Last Updated: February 05, 2024, 22:41 IST

IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes shakes hands of Indian players (AP)

IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes shakes hands of Indian players (AP)

The third Test starts February 15 in Rajkot, with England flying to the United Arab Emirates for the week.

The touring England team will head back to their pre-series base, Abu Dhabi, for a much-needed break during which Ben Stokes and Co. will also indulge in some golf before returning to India in time for the third Test in Rajkot, starting from February 10.

The visiting team has decided to go to Abu Dhabi to utilize the 10-day break between the second and third Test.

The second Test in Hyderabad ended with a day to spare as hosts India, having lost the series opener, staged a remarkable comeback to level the series 1-1.

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England prepared for the highly anticipated Test series against India with an extensive conditioning camp in Abu Dhabi instead of arriving in the subcontinent early for practice matches.

During the Abu Dhabi camp prior to the series, the England team spent a lot of time working on ways to tackle the Indian spinners.

While they rallied to emerge winners in the opener, the English batters were blown away by Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant exhibition of reverse swing bowling in the first innings of the second Test before succumbing in a record 399-run chase to a disciplined Indian bowling unit in their second innings.

India dismissed England for 292 runs in their second innings on day four to register a series-levelling 106-run win in the second Test here on Monday.

Resuming at 194 for six, England lost the remaining four wickets in the post-lunch session to be bowled out in 69.2 overs as India levelled the series.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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