England will host India for one-off Test followed by three ODIs and three T20Is. Ahead of the Test match, the England skipper Heather Knight said that India series will be a big test for the team.
“Starting against India, a very strong side, a team that’s been really successful over the last few years and they’re going to be a really big test for us,” she said.
She also added that the upcoming year will be a huge year in terms of preparations for the team.
“We’ve got a huge year next year and the start of that development and getting the girls in the right place, getting the team in the right place and getting the right people in the right positions is going to be really clear in our preparations this summer obviously going into next year.
“It is no secret that this Test is a huge part of our preparation going into the Ashes Test match away from home.”
“This is the first game of the multi-format point system that we are going to be playing for this India series. We’re going to be doing as much as we can to win,” Knight said.
“Sometimes it’s tricky when you play Test cricket so rarely to know exactly what to do in that situation, we haven’t been put regularly in those situations, we don’t play any multi-inning cricket domestically, we are finding our feet a little bit as we go.”
“We’ll always look to, if we can, if the opportunity is there to go out and win”.