The No. 4 batsman, who scored 80 in the first innings of the Test, said that playing two Test matches against England was the ideal preparation for the WTC final.
New Zealand on Tuesday confirmed their 15-man squad for the inaugural ICC WTC final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18-22.
Allardice added that the issue of discrepancy between series due to difference in number of Tests has also been sorted with the percentage-of-points-won method.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team defeated the visiting England 3-1 in a Test series in March and qualified for the final.
India play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand from June 18 here at the Hampshire Bowl and a five-Test series against England in August-September.
The third day saw Hanuma Vihari and Shubman Gill opening the innings with the former, who had a terrible outing with Warwickshire county this season, shown glancing the ball.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said the former India skipper is in Mumbai to discuss issues related to hosting the showpiece event.
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi has posted a video of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper racing with a Shetland pony in his Ranchi farmhouse.
After managing 97 in the first innings, the Kraigg Brathwaite-led side again collapsed for 162 runs as the match finished inside three days.
“Healthy competition,” said Boult, who has so far taken five wickets in both innings of the second Test against England currently underway in Birmingham.
There is much more competition for each place in a team these days. So, missing out matches due to injuries or lack of form makes it difficult and tough for the athletes to stage a comeback, especially as their replacements perform well.
Sarandeep, whose tenure ended with the Australia tour earlier this year, has picked Shardul over Siraj because of his batting ability which he displayed very well Down Under.
Warner and Stoinis, who returned home from COVID-ravaged India after the suspension of the IPL last month, were named in Australia’s preliminary squads for the limited over tours to the West Indies and Bangladesh.
Dravid will be head coach of a Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team that will tour Sri Lanka for a white-ball series next month. He doesn’t travel with the A and U-19 squads any more but it was he who made sure all the squad members played on tours.
The team will be led by Shikhar Dhawan with Bhuvneshwar Kumar being picked as the vice-captain.
Virat Kohli’s side plays New Zealand in the WTC final from June 18 at the venue after having qualified for it with series wins over Australia and England this year.
Sussex bowler Robinson was suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following the tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
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While the World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November, the BCCI is also looking at other options like UAE which had successfully hosted the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year.