Shubman Gill enjoys a meal on a flight from Mumbai to London.© Twitter
The Indian men’s cricket team will host New Zealand in the final of the Southampton World Test Championship (WTC) from June 18 The women’s team is also touring England in the day night test to play three ODIs and three T20Is. The men’s and women’s teams arrived in London together on a chartered flight from Mumbai and headed to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, where the mandatory Quarantine begins. The Indian Cricket Board of Control (BCCI) shared a video of the bus from Mumbai to Heathrow Airport in London and then to Ageas Bowl.
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The Ageas Bowl has a hotel in the stadium set and there will be men’s and women’s teams in their forties.
The men’s team will face New Zealand at Southampton, and the women’s team will embark on a tour of England at Bristol County Ground with a one-night stand, starting on 16 June.
The men’s team topped the World Test Championship standings, finishing second with 100 points ahead of New Zealand.
India played 17 tests, winning 12 of them, losing four and drawing the match. New Zealand, meanwhile, reached the WTC final after winning seven of the 11 Tests played, losing four.
New Zealand is already in England, playing two Test series against the hosts that began with the Lord’s first test on Wednesday. They will finish their second test in Edgbaston on June 14, four days before the start of the WTC final.
After the WTC final, India will take on England in a series of five tests on Friday, starting with the first test to be held at Trent Bridge (Nottingham) on 4 August.
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