India to play warm-up games against Derbyshire and Northamptonshire ahead of limited-overs series in England | Cricket News



NEW DELHI: India will take on Derbyshire and Northamptonshire in two T20 warm-up fixtures ahead of their white-ball series against England in July.
The two matches will be played on July 1 and 3 respectively.
However, both the games will clash with the postponed fifth and final Test between India and England, which was suspended due to a COVID-19 outbreak last year.
The Test, which was called off after COVID-19 cases were reported in the Indian contingent, will be held from July 1-5 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. India lead the series 2-1.
“India will travel to The Incora County Ground to face Derbyshire in a Twenty20 Tour Fixture on Friday 1 July (7pm start). The number-one ranked T20 side in the world will continue their ICC Twenty20 World Cup preparations against a Derbyshire side,” Derbyshire announced on its website.
“Northamptonshire will welcome India to Wantage Road this summer for a one-off T20 tour match,” Northamptonshire wrote.
The first practice match is slated to be played at the Incora County Ground in Derby, while the second game will be held at the County Ground in Northampton.
India and England are scheduled to play three T20Is, starting July 7, before taking on each other in as many ODIs from July 12.
India are also slated to play Ireland in two T20Is, on June 26 and 28, respectively.

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