Moreover India, England will be the merely other team that will not play a preparation match, as per the timetable for these announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA). England are, but, improbable to be influenced by the need of match practice as they have a solid Twenty20 home arrangement and their players are well versed with the 20 overs-per-side format, dissimilar to the members of Indian squad team.
BCCI was firstly against the Twenty20 format per se and even opposed the World Championship. But it eventually yielded to the stress from the International Cricket Council and quickly announced a national competition in April.
India’s cramped international calendar is to be responsible for the insufficient preparation for the Twenty20 contest. Because of the tight route, most of the Indian players picked in the 15-member squad would fly straight to South Africa at the end of the ODI series against England Sep 8.