Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has termed the forced break for Indian cricketers in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic a welcome one. India haven’t played any cricket since the tour of New Zealand. The first match of South Africa’s ODI tour of India at Dharamsala was abandoned due to rain following which the series was postponed owing to the rapid spread of COVID-19.
After clinching the five-match T20I series 5-0, Team India have had a horrendous time of it on the tour of New Zealand. They lost the three-match ODI series 0-3, and now are 0-1 down in the two-match Test series.
India succumbed to their first loss in the World Test Championship, going down to New Zealand by 10 wickets in the Wellington Test, the first game of a two-match series. Resuming day four at 144 for 4, still trailing by 39 runs, India were bowled out for 191 as man of the match Tim Southee picked up 5 for 61 and Trent Boult 4 for 39.