Following an early end to their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign, the Indian squad is gearing up for their next assignment, a series against New Zealand, beginning November 17. The tour will begin with a three-match T20I series in Kanpur, followed by two Tests in Mumbai. The BCCI has agreed to give the players a short respite from the bio bubble due to the team’s back-to-back matches. Bio-bubble fatigue has been discussed for a long time as a factor affecting players’ performances while on the road for the past six months. Even when India lost its first two T20 World Cup matches, the cause was attributed to bio-bubble exhaustion.

As a result, the BCCI will give the players a two-day break before returning to quarantine for the New Zealand tour. Players who were selected for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and those who will be returning from the Syed Mushtaq Ali competition have been given permission to see their families. Depending on when they vacate their current bio-bubbles, the participants will take a two-to-three-day respite. The BCCI has also considered the proposal in light of the upcoming South Africa series, in which players would once again be without a break. After they lost their second league game of the T20 WC against New Zealand by eight wickets, ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah talked up about the weariness induced by prolonged stays in the bio bubble.

“Absolutely, you need a break now and then. You miss your loved ones. You’ve been travelling for six months now. Obviously, living in a bubble and being apart from your family for such a long time plays a part. The BCCI also made every effort to make us feel at ease. It’s a trying moment. There’s a pandemic going on, so we try to adapt,” Jasprit Bumrah said previously in a post-match press conference during the T20 World Cup.