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Indian team is off to London and the boys are all pumped up

The Indian team is travelling to London from where they will fly to Ireland.

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Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian team took off from New Delhi last night for the most important assignment of the year – the tour of England. They will first play a couple of T20Is against Ireland and then fly back to England and start proceedings with the limited-overs formats. The Men in Blue have been in excellent form of late and will fancy their chances against the Brits in the T20I as well as ODI series.

Though England is ranked No.1 in ODIs and have beaten the Aussies black and blue in the ongoing series the India challenge they know will be a lot tougher. In their previous away tour Virat Kohli & Co. beat South Africa 5-1 in the ODI series and 2-1 in the T20Is. They will bring the same confidence into series and come hard at Eoin Morgan & Co.

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The skipper Kohli posted a selfie with MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Arun Kanade.

Yuvzi got himself clicked with his partner in crime Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma.

Siddarth Kaul was with Ro and Yuvzi. On his first tour, the pacer wrote how he was feeling in the caption. It read- “Off to England with these wonderful guys @ImRo45 @yuzi_chahal and the rest of the Indian team. I am sure our hardwork combined with your prayers will fetch the best possible results. Keep supporting like you guys always do”

Indian team excited for the tour

Ahead of the team’s departure skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri hosted a press conference where they talked about the tour. Kohli also mentioned that the 2014 tour was long time ago and people should not relate this to the last outing.

“I think a lot of people have held on to the last tour for too long,” Kohli said. “We’ve had the Champions Trophy as well which has totally been forgotten – I don’t think that was in Bangladesh. I was asked this question when we reached England (what are you looking forward to?), and I said taking a walk and having coffee on the street.

My thinking is very different when I go on a tour, I literally am looking forward to enjoying the country, am not even thinking of the cricket. I know if I’m in a good zone, I will play well. If I think like how people are thinking on the outside, then things don’t happen,” he added.

“This is just another series for me individually, but for us as a team, this is a very exciting time. After what happened in South Africa, we’re actually looking forward to playing more difficult Test cricket. That I feel is the best thing that can happen. You don’t want to go to England saying, ‘Oh the Test series isin one month’. We want it to actually be sooner. That’s the kind of excitement we take along with us. It’s the same case with the ODIs and the T20s. It’s just a great phase for Indian cricket,” the Indian skipper said.

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