Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar is “amazed” after knowing that Virat Kohli and his men will be on a “three-week holiday” before the start of England Test series after “poor preparation” cost them the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

Vengsarkar, also a former chief selector, feels India played well over the two-year WTC cycle but its preparation for the final was far from ideal.

Quarantine restrictions allowed India to play only one intra-squad game before the marquee clash against a well prepared New Zealand cricket team.

“India did extremely well over this cycle but what cost them in the final was poor preparation. They went into such a game without any practice games. New Zealand, on the other hand, were match fit having already played two games (against England),” he told PTI on Friday.

The players have a three-week break before they reassemble in the UK on…

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