Mumbai8 minutes ago
- copy link
Sunil Gavaskar said that he will not be surprised if the England team makes a green track, that is, a pitch that helps fast bowling.
Former India cricketer and legend Sunil Gavaskar has predicted about the 5-match Test series between India and England to be held in August. He has said that Team India will win this series 4-0. At the same time, Indian fast bowlers will be successful in troubling the English batsman. The first Test will be played from August 4. Before this, India will play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand from June 18.
“WTC Final Result Will Not Affect Test Series”
Gavaskar told The Telegraph – Test series against England will be great for India. Team India can name the English summer. This series comes after a gap of more than 6 weeks after the World Test Championship final. So the result of WTC Final will not have any effect on this series. The Indian team will easily win this series to be held in August-September.
England would like to avenge the defeat in February-March
The Duke ball helps a lot in English conditions. If the pitch is according to the bowling, then swing is also seen in the ball. Gavaskar said that he would not be surprised if the England team makes a green track, that is, a pitch that supports fast bowling. England had criticized spin-friendly Indian pitches during their tour of India in February-March. India qualified for the Test Championship final after defeating England 3-1. In such a situation, they can take revenge on this tour of England.
Seaming track to help fast bowlers
Gavaskar said that the England team, which is crying about the Indian pitches, will definitely try to help its bowlers. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the groundsman left some grass on the pitch. However, Team India need not panic about this. India have a great batting line up. Along with this there are also lethal fast bowlers, who can destroy the English batting line-up.
Team India will play 5 Tests against England from August 4
The five-Test series between England and India will start in Nottingham, UK from August 4. The second Test will be held on 12 August at Lord’s and the third Test will be held in Leeds on 25 August. There is a gap of 9 days between the second and third test.
The fourth Test will be played at the Oval in London from September 2 and the fifth and final Test will be played in Manchester from September 10 to 14. After this the players of the team will reach UAE. There, the remaining 31 matches of the IPL are to be played from 18-19 September.
Strict quarantine rules will have to be followed for 3 days
The Indian team reached England on Thursday by a chartered flight. The team is following strict quarantine rules for 3 days in Southampton. During this, every day corona examination of the players will also be done. After this the players will be allowed to practice in small groups. After 10 days players will be able to do normal practice.
Permission to take family members also
Players will no longer need to be in a bio-bubble after the World Test Championship final. During this, players will get a break of 42 days. The England Cricket Board had allowed Indian players to bring their families with them. Some players including Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have reached England with their families.
England Test series difficult for India
India is taking 9 fast bowlers along for the WTC final and the Test series against England. These include Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Avesh Khan, Pranandik Krishna and Arjan Nagwaswala. This tour is not going to be easy for India, as the team has got the most losses in the last 10 years on the soil of England itself.
Team India has played 14 Tests in England during this period. Out of this, India had to face defeat in 11 and it could win only 2 matches. In this series, a match can be seen between the bowlers of England and the batsmen of India. The top-5 bowlers who took the most wickets against India in the last 10 years from the English team are still present in the team. These include Anderson (94 wickets), Broad (68 wickets), Moeen (49 wickets), Ben Stokes (34 wickets), Adil Rashid (33 wickets).