English cricket November 8, 2005

Warm-up ... or lukewarm-up?

The days when touring sides played a stack of warm-up matches before the start of a Test series are long gone, but, so Lawrence Booth reports , that might not be a bad thing

The days when touring sides played a stack of warm-up matches before the start of a Test series are long gone, but, so Lawrence Booth reports, that might not be a bad thing. As Mark Ramprakash told him:

"They don't necessarily need runs in the warm-up games to get into that frame of mind. They're mentally happy where they are."

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