The countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup has begun. In less than, two weeks (12 days) time, the cricket's biggest showpiece event will be held in the United Kingdom where 10 teams will be competing for the coveted trophy. Most of the teams are already indulged in some final preparations before the main event. Pakistan are currently playing a bilateral series against hosts and cup favourites England where they will be hoping to get used to the English conditions. Meanwhile, Bangladesh, West Indies and Ireland had recently played a tri-series in Ireland.
Apart from these teams, Australia and New Zealand had played some warm-up games while South Africa and Afghanistan have already started their preparation camps. While the other teams are busy with their World Cup preparations, the players of the Indian cricket team are taking a much-deserved break after a tiring schedule. Skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are taking some time off by holidaying before the biggest assignment begins. Kohli was seen taking a breather in Goa. The top-ranked ODI batsman and his actress wife Anushka Sharma were seen spending some time at an eatery in Goa. Their picture was posted on Instagram.
Meanwhile, his deputy Rohit Sharma decided to go on a holiday abroad. The stylish opening batsman was seen having a good time during his family vacation in the Maldives. Rohit posted a picture of him and his wife Ritika on Twitter with a caption that read 'The best thing to hold onto in life'.
After a short break, the players will need to assemble in Mumbai on May 21 while they are scheduled to depart to London on May 22. The warm-up games will be played from May 24-28. India will be playing two warm-up games. One against New Zealand on May 25 and the other one will be against Bangladesh on May 28.
The ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in England and Wales from May 30-July 14. The host England and South Africa will play in the World Cup curtain-raiser on May 30 at The Oval. Team India kicks off its campaign against South Africa on June 5.