Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag on Tuesday took to Twitter and posted a motivational message for Indian cricket team following their 1-4 Test series loss against England. England defeated India by 118 runs to win the fifth Test at the Oval on Tuesday and lifted the five-match series 4-1. Sehwag heaped praise on KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant and wrote: "Congratulations England on the 4-1 series win. India were good in patches, but not consistent enough with the bat. Pant & Rahul's display on last day was very heartening, so were Kohli's & the bowlers consistency throughout .Need to work a lot to travel better. Ab Mission Australia."
India will travel to Australia in November. The two teams are scheduled to play 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs.
After the long tour of England, India will host the West Indies for 2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting October 4, 2018. The series will start just a week after the completion of the Asia Cup.
The first Test between India and the West Indies will be played from October 4 to 8 in Rajkot, followed by the second Test from October 12 in Hyderabad. The five-match ODI series will begin from October 21 and will continue till November 1. The 3 T20Is will be played on November 4, 6 and 11.