[caption id="attachment_665223" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-665223" alt="AB de Villiers is expected to return in Test colours during India series Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AB-de-Villiers5.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> AB de Villiers is expected to return in Test colours during India series Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Virat-Kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> criticised <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci" target="_blank">BCCI </a>for India's gruelling schedule ahead of the much-awaited <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/South-Africa " target="_blank">South Africa </a>tour. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India </a>are currently preparing green pitches for the ongoing three-Test series against Sri Lanka, as they race against time to prepare for the overseas assignments. Interestingly, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/AB-de-Villiers" target="_blank">AB de Villiers</a> took a jibe on India's strategy of preparing green turfs. He believes the ploy may backfire as they won't be up against the same bowlers in seamer-friendly conditions. <p></p> <p></p><strong>'They'll face guys that come from here and know which area to bowl'</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"It might help them but India have got to remember that they won t face the same bowlers. They ll face guys that come from here and know in which areas to bowl. It s easy to overthink these situations. In the end, it s just about getting onto the field and achieving results. Being in a country for a month before playing a series is ideal but it s unrealistic, especially with our current schedules. <p></p> <p></p>If you re prepared to do that (come earlier), you won t be at home for many days of the year. Virat is a disciplined and adaptable guy. If he believes that s the best way for India to prepare for tours, they must investigate the possibility." <p></p> <p></p><strong>Continuous cricket for Team India</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Team India have been playing continuous cricket this year. They have played a total of 11 Tests (including Feroz Shah Kotla match). In addition, they will complete 29 ODIs and 14 T20Is by the end of 2017.