England fly back into India - will play out Test series

on December 8, 2008 by Administrator

England’s cricketers are happy and that means that the Test series in India is on. It was always going to be a difficult tour anyway as the Indian side are fresh off a beatdown to the best team in the world in Australia but the terror attacks in Mumbai seemed to put pay to the rest of the tour.

England players returned home after abandoning the final two ODI’s but promised to return for the two Test match series. The players have stuck to their world and after lots of mumbling and grumbling the full team is flying back into India to prepare for the first Test in Chennai which starts in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time.

The second Test which was scheduled for Mumbai has unsurprisingly been moved and will now to staged in Mohali. India will be heavy favourites for the two Test series but the fact that England have decided to go back has been greeted with widespread glee across the country.

As everyone who is reading this will know, Cricket in India is where it is at. Cricketers are revered as gods as it were. Going to cricket is like going to see your heroes and these guys are more famous than Bollywood stars. For England to be happy to go back into the country that has just experienced such an attack is impressive on many levels.

Going back to the cricket then I do fear for England. I am sure that in the back of some players’ mind they’ll just be wanting to get in and get out and not overly care about the result. This is something that captain Kevin Pietersen will have to be wary of but it is a very short series. It starts on Thursday and the players will be back in time to celebrate Christmas with their families.

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