Gone are the days when India were known as home track bullies. Today, Virat Kohli’s team can beat anyone and in any conditions. They won two back to back series in Australia, won Test matches in South Africa, West Indies, and England. Even in the losses, they were not outplayed and competed well. Remember the last tour to England where the scoreline suggested 4-1. Barring one game in Lords, India were in with a chance in every game. Former India legend Sunil Gavaskar feels the current team under the leadership of Virat Kohli is the best Indian team ever.
“This current team is probably the best ever in the history of Indian cricket. Only the teams from 1983 to 1986 had a similar kind of depth and balance. This team though is better because they have beaten Australia in their own conditions recently and have more game-changers with both bat and ball. If the sun is out, they should win the series easily and, if there are some overcast days, then too they should win but may lose the odd Test,” Gavaskar added.
Gavaskar earlier had predicted the scoreline of the ongoing five-match Test series and reckoned that India can beat England 4-0 or 3-1.
“This team can definitely beat England. My prediction is 4-0 if the sun is out on most days or 3-1 if the conditions are overcast.”
India are 125-4 at the end of Day 2 and are marginally ahead of England at the moment. However, they had an opportunity to bat out England but a collapse saw them lose four wickets for 15 runs. They are still trailing by 58 runs with a set KL Rahul and game-changer Rishabh Pant at the crease. India would love to have a healthy lead in the first inning.