NEW DELHI: India will play their inaugural international take a look at Championship final towards New Zealand at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl Stadium from June 18-22, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed on Monday.
To start with, the final turned into purported to be held on the Lord’s however Southampton, with a 5-celebrity facility within the stadium, will make it easier for each the ICC and the britain and Wales Cricket Board to create a bio-bubble for the two groups.
“yes, the final might be held at Ageas Bowl,” Ganguly replied to a question from PTI.
India certified for the marquee clash after beating England 3-1 in a just-concluded test series.
The BCCI president, who has been on a scientific ruin after undergoing a bypass surgery, is expected to travel to the United Kingdom to look at the final fit.
Southampton, with its slowish track, places India on even keel with New Zealand as spinners will come into the sport at the venue.
“I will cross for the arena take a look at Championship and with a bit of luck we will get beyond New Zealand inside the very last. New Zealand could be there earlier than us and they may play multiple test fits (in opposition to England),” Ganguly informed ‘India today’ channel. He lavished reward on the crew for its stupendous performance in both the away series towards Australia and home video games towards England.
“Oh yes, mainly after what gamers have long gone thru to be in those bubbles and play cricket day in and day out. It changed into great. Proper from IPL till now. What they have completed is amazing,” he informed the channel.
“I assume we must congratulate Ajinkya Rahane, first in Australia and Virat Kohli in England, the head train, help body of workers, anybody. (Rahul) Dravid who does a whole lot of paintings behind the curtain with those boys. To peer that day in Brisbane turned into awesome,” he stated.
Ganguly believes that Rishabh Pant is a match winner in the mould of Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“I’ve visible him for the beyond years and i’ve perception in suit-winners. A participant, who on his day will win you video games. Pant is one such guy.
“Sydney check, if he have been there for six greater overs, he would have received us that sport too. He is like Dhoni, Sehwag and Yuvraj, who can win matches by myself,” stated the former India captain.
He was powerful inspired with Pant’s sport feel at some stage in his below strain hundred at Motera.
“And look at how he performed in Ahmedabad. His recreation sense whilst facing the second new ball in opposition to James Anderson, who has bowled properly within the series. He counter-attacked and changed it.”
He also lauded national Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid, whose behind the curtain work has helped in creating a solid bench energy.
“it is why I say Dravid has accomplished a wonderful activity. Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur did so nicely in Australia and we won the very last check without Jasprit Bumrah.”
On his health, he said that it became a “small blemish” but he’s back to paintings now. He may be in Ahmedabad to observe the second and third T20 Internationals.
“i’m fit and absolutely satisfactory. God’s been type and it is been a small blemish. There is a few adjustment. Back to work for some time now.”