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Cape Town – India legend Sunil Gavaskar has criticised the team‘s preparations ahead of the first Test against England which the visitors went on to lose by 31 runs.

The tourists only played a three-day warm-up game ahead of the Test in Birmingham despite having a 14-day gap between the final ODI and the match at Edgbaston.

The first Test against England followed a similar pattern to the game in Cape Town as India were unable to chase down a modest target of 194.

Gavaskar pointed out that no amount of training can simulate an actual match situation but is hoping that India improve ahead of the second Test starting at Lord‘s on Thursday.

“If a bowler bowls a no-ball in a match, he won‘t get a wicket. In the match, if you get out, you‘ll be sitting in the dressing room and watching someone else score the runs you should have.”