Number One Test team, India, will travel to The Cloudfm County Ground in 2018 for their only warm-up match ahead of their Test series against England.
The contest, kindly sponsored by PS Administration, will be played across four days, starting on Wednesday 25 July and concluding on Saturday 28 July.
India will play a five-match series against England following the match, with fixtures at Edgbaston, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Ageas Bowl and The Kia Oval, but have chosen Chelmsford as the place to prepare for the series.
Two of the top 10 best ranked batsman in Test cricket, Virat Kholi and Cheteshwar Pujara, will look to spend some valuable time in the middle adjusting to English conditions, while Mohammad Shami, Ravi Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja will look to get overs under the belt.
The fixture will provide the perfect respite for Essex during a hectic T20 Blast schedule, and will allow the players to refocus ahead of crucial Championship matches against Somerset and Hampshire a couple of weeks later.
Large crowds will be expected at Chelmsford and non-members can purchase tickets for this match in the New Year but all supporters can purchase hospitality now!
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