Watch: Michael Vaughan predicts winner of the Test series
ENG-IND TEST SERIES BEGINS TODAY
The most awaited Test series between India and England is all set to begin from today, Wednesday, August 1 at Edgbaston. Under captain Kohli’s guidance, the Indian squad has won 8 of their last 9 Test series and are currently the No.1 ranked side in the ICC Test rankings.
Michael Vaughan was seen posting a video of his series on Instagram just yesterday and he feels that the host i.e. England will be able to defeat the Indian team once again by 3-1. Moreover, he believes that England hasn’t lost the five-match test series very frequently and therefore should be able to make an easy win.
“Weather is going to be fine over the next few weeks. Indian fans aren’t going to like this but England will win this series by 3-1. You don’t see England lose that many five-Test series in English conditions,” he said.
BROAD, ROOT, RAHANE, ISHAN MIGHT BE THE SHINING STARS
He mentioned Stuart Broad and Joe Root will emerge victorious with leading wickets and run scorer respectively during the course of the game. However, he was also seen backing Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma to become the leading run-getter and the wicket-taker respectively for the visitors.
“Leading wicket-taker for England would be Stuart Broad. He found form in the Test match against Pakistan at Headingley. Joe Root showed great form in the One-Day series and should continue in the same vein. For India, I will go with Ishant Sharma who will pick wickets for them and Ajinkya Rahane to be the leading run-scorer,’ he further added.
India had won the last Test series on English soil back in 2007.
ENGLAND SQUAD FOR FIRST TEST:
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Moeen Ali, James Porter
INDIA SQUAD FOR FIRST THREE TEST:
Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur
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