After ending the three-match T20 series against Afghanistan, Team India is all set to concentrate on the five-match Test series against England. After a long time, Team India is going to play any Test series at home. The first Test match of the series is scheduled to start from January 25 in Hyderabad. Before that, England’s spin superstar Monty Panesar gave some tips to England bowlers to get their desired success.
Monty Panesar’s Tips:
As the clock ticks down to the highly awaited Test showdown in Hyderabad, the spotlight intensifies on the impending duel between England and India. In a surprising twist, ex-England spin wizard Monty Panesar suggests that the key to ousting the Indian maestro isn’t in spin but rests in the seasoned hands of pace veteran James Anderson. The stage is set for a thrilling clash of tactics.
Panesar advises Stokes to employ a strategic mindset, encouraging him to engage Kohli’s ego by subtly highlighting the void in his recent ICC trophy collection. Panesar said, “Play with his ego and get physiologically stuck into him. They should also say things to him like, you guys are chokers when it comes to the final. They should sledge him on those lines because Stokes has won the ODI and T20 WC and Kohli has not and that is going to mentally pinch him.”
The India vs. England Battle:
After playing a lot of limited-over cricket last year, India and England are going to face each other in a five-match Test series on Indian soil. After a long time, Indian fans are going to watch some thrilling red ball rivalry between these two big names. Team India is ready to take the England squad. Hyderabad will organize the first Test match on January 25.
James Anderson is back in the squad. The spin brigade, consisting of Jack Leach and Rehan Ahmed, now shapes a powerful four-member spin assault. Worth noting, that Anderson has outplayed Virat Kohli seven times in Tests. Virat Kohli is just 9 runs away to score 2000 runs against England. Another Kohli-Anderson battel is awaiting for the fans.