New Delhi. Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes playing cricket at the time of the Kovid-19 pandemic will be very different from past experience but ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) series between India and Australia later in the year Players from both countries will get a chance to practice in a 'challenging' environment. After the IPL ends on November 10, the Indian team players will leave for Australia from there. The Australia tour is expected to begin with the T20 International series, which will be followed by Tests and then ODIs.
Due to increasing cases of Corona virus in India, this time the IPL will be played in the United Arab Emirates, which will start in Abu Dhabi on 19 September. Chappell said that this glitzy T20 league is an opportunity in disaster for players from India and Australia, as there have not been much cricket series since March due to the epidemic. Chappell wrote in his ESPNcricinfo.com column, "One thing is certain, where there is a will, there is a way, and better players are dedicated to finding solutions."
"Talking about Indian players and some Australian players, they will have a chance to play challenging cricket in the IPL before the series in December," he said. He admitted that the IPL might not have made better preparations for the Test matches. But the example of Ravi Bopara's 2009 performance explained that this England batsman had played well in the Test after that. He said, "Bopara was called back to England after playing IPL and when asked if it was possible to prepare for the Test match, he said that you should be in rhythm to score runs on every occasion." He then proved himself right by scoring two consecutive centuries against the West Indies. "The 76-year veteran said it would be difficult for foreign teams to dominate home teams in the Kovid-19 era with health and safety regulations.
He said, "With a lot of changes in bio-safe spaces, segregation rules, social distance and ways of playing, it will be challenging for the players to compete for international competitions. It makes life difficult and different inside the team as well. "The former captain said," Physical preparation will not be too difficult but it will have to be seen how you stay in the mindset of cricket. " The team understands their reputation for the tour of Australia well and they will leave no stone unturned in the preparations for the series. "Indian players will see the series in Australia linked to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, World Test Championship and their personal pride."