[caption id="attachment_736640" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/bangar-shastri-kohli1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-736640" alt="Sanjay Bangar, Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/bangar-shastri-kohli1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> India are staring at another overseas Test series defeat (Getty Images)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former England batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/allan-lamb/">Allan Lamb</a> has called India's dismal performance in the ongoing Test series against England as a "case of poor preparation." The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a>-led India are currently trailing 0-2 to England and are staring at yet another <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-3rd-test-trent-bridge-fact-file-indian-cricket-teams-test-record-at-trent-bridge-736551">overseas series defeat</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Several experts have cited as the lack of enough practice matches as the reason why India batsmen have been unable to adjust fully to the swing and seaming conditions. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sunil-gavaskar/">Sunil Gavaskar</a> has made no secret of his disappointment in India not scheduling tour matches ahead of the high-profile series. India did play one tour match, against Essex, which was originally a four-day affair before being cut down to three days. <p></p> <p></p>"It's just a case of poor preparation," Lamb was quoted as saying by the Times of India on Saturday. "England go to Australia and play two First-Class games and then get hammered in the first Test. So it s imperative that the preparation has to be spot on when you are going out of your comfort zone." <p></p> <p></p>India's tour of England began on July 3 with three T20Is followed by as many ODIs before a lone-practice match. The first Test began on August 1 and India lost it inside four days which was followed by utter humiliation at the Lord's an innings and 159-run win to the host. <p></p> <p></p>Lamb said India shouldn't have used the limited-overs leg of the tour to get in shape for the Tests as the formats require different skills and technique. <p></p> <p></p>"I don t know why they curtailed the practice game. And make no mistake, ODIs and Test matches don't work together. The ball, the field setting everything is different. When you play a Test, you need to spend time at the crease which is not the case in the shorter formats. These things happen with practice," he said.