Cheteshwar Pujara Says Warm-Up Matches in England Will Help Indian Team Prepare for Big Challenge

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has played only two one-day internationals (ODIs), said the upcoming tour to Bangladesh would also provide good, competitive cricket.

updated: May 29, 2014 22:31 IST
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Mumbai: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara feels the two warm-up games that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team would play before the five-Test series against England would help the visitors adapt adequately to the conditions. (Read: Raina to lead Indian ODI team during Bangladesh tour)

"We have some time, that is a good thing. We have two practice games before the Test matches, so it is a positive thing for us. We have enough time for preparation," he said here ahead of Friday's Indian Premier League Qualifier 2 between his team Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings. (Read: Uthappa named in Raina-led Indian ODI squad for Bangladesh tour)

The England tour commences on June 26 with a three-day game in Leicester. The visitors are set to play another warm-up game against Derbyshire (July 1-3) before the opening Test begins at Trent Bridge on July 9. (Read: Gambhir Returns to Team India for England tour)

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