Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar expects England to give Virat Kohli’s men some green leads in the next round of five-game testing this summer.
India will face England in the five-game Test Series, starting August 4 (Photo Reuters)
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Big hitter Sunil Gavaskar believes the upcoming England tour promises to be a golden summer for the Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli. The Indian side on tour will be in the UK from June to September 14, during which they will spend more than 40 days between the WTC final and the first test of the 5-game series.
Ahead of the Test Series against England which begins on August 4, India will face New Zealand in the first World Test Championship final on June 18 in Southampton. Although Gavaskar hasn’t predicted the score for the five-game series, he does believe it will be an Indian summer in England.
“The summer in England promises to be the golden summer of Indian cricket. After the WTC Finals there is a gap of about six weeks before the start of the Test Series against England and that should enough for the team to play a few practice games and settle It is insane to try to predict the score, but it looks like it will be an Indian summer in England, ”wrote Sunil Gavaskar in his column for The Telegraph.
Gavaskar said after “complaining” about the pitches in India, it won’t be a surprise if England are preparing green runs for the Indian team. Notably, England had expressed disappointment with the locations suitable for spins during the India tour earlier this year.
“Having moaned about the grounds in India earlier this year, it won’t be a surprise if the gardener in England leaves some grass on the surface. This is no longer a concern as India has an attack which will also thrive and cause problems for English drummers as well, ”Gavaskar added.
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