The Indian Board created the post of cricket manager so, with Bedi taking a place, there was room for only 16 players.Kris Srikkanth was dropped and Shastri became vice-captain.Bedi arranged fitness training at the Nehru Stadium and a preparation camp and described the tour party as India's first scientifically prepared team.
Not selected:Kris Srikkanth, Ajay Jadeja, Bhaskar Pillai. There were no players from the Ranji Trophy champion side, Bengal.
Reserves:batsmen K P Bhaskar (Delhi) and Ajay Jadeja (Haryana), wicket-keeper Sunil Chaturvedi (UP), and bowlers Subrato Banerjee and off-break spinner Sardendu Mukherjee (Bengal).
Time between selection and departure from India
(7 May - 22 June)
The team had three days of fitness tests at Human Proficiency Lab in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi at the end of May, followed by a fortnight's preparation camp in Bangalore (1-15 June)
The team left Bombay early on Friday morning 22 June 1990.
Kumble was permitted to leave by a later flight on 24 June as he was sitting his engineering examinations in Bangalore.
Time spent in England
(22 June - 2 September)
On-tour selection committee
Mohammad Azharuddin (captain),Bishan Bedi (coach),Ravi Shastri (vice-captain)
No replacement was sought for Raju (who returned home early after a ball from Courtenay Walsh broke his arm) as it was not possible for anyone to be ready in time for the second Test. The choice seemed likely to have fallen on Gopal Singh or Sardindu Mukherjee of Bengal but he had played only two first-class matches before.
•At Lord's Graham Gooch was dropped by Kiran More on 33. The England opener went on to score 333. He made 123 in the second innings, and yet another hundred (116) in the 2nd Test at Old Trafford.
•Azharuddin made 179 in the first innings at Lord's and the teenager Sachin Tendulkar 119 not out in the second.
•India enforced the follow-on at The Oval after posting 606 for 9 thanks to Shastri (187) and Kapil Dev (110). There were fifteen centuries (six scored by India) in the three Test series, a record number.
Other first-class matches
† Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
Return to India
On 1 September the team returned to London and left for India next day.
Ravi Shastri and Manoj Prabhakar stayed behind in England, as nine members of the team as well as the administrative manager, Madhav Mantri, took an Air India flight from London into Sahar International Airport, Bombay, arriving on 3 September.Azharuddin and others from the south then took a flight to Hyderabad.Five players from the north and the cricket manager Bedi arrived on a direct flight from London to Delhi.
Time away from India
72 days(22 June to 3 September)
Members of Indian touring sides would now be given graded payments according to the number of Tests, ODIs, etc. they had played but this was introduced only for professionals.
Prize money worth Rs 11 lakhs was available to the players on the tour.