Former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar has joined the list of cricketers and sees this as India’s best chance to win a test streak in England. India starts its second leg of the England tour with a five-match test series against the hosts and tries to make up for its final defeat in the Test World Cup against New Zealand. Dilip Vengsarkar agreed with Rahul Dravid’s remarks that tourists could not find a better opportunity to win on the English coast.
Despite their humiliating eight-wake loss to New Zealand, several pundits have backed India to beat England in the Test series on the latter’s poor results. The Three Lions suffered a series defeat at home to New Zealand for the first time in seven years in June, which revealed their line-up. Additionally, Ben Stokes’ full leg absence gives them more of an upper hand.
Dilip Vengsarkar confirmed Rahul Dravid’s comment that he was India’s golden chance to win a series in England. The former chief selector said bowlers like Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are world class; Hence, they should get the job done.
“I agree with [Rahul] Dravid. India has very good chances because this is the first time we are traveling to England with such world-class bowlers. Types like Shami, Bumrah, Siraj and Ishant are top notch. I think this is indeed India’s best chance. ” Vengsarkar told the Hindustan Times.
I am sure he will be able to break through the drought of the century: Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar also remains unfazed by Virat Kohli’s lack of international centuries since late 2019, declaring that he would do so sooner rather than later. The 65-year-old believes that he and Rohit Sharma are the best India has. But Vengsarkar urged other batsmen to come along with useful contributions, as tourists cannot rely on a bat or two.
“I’m sure he can break his drought of the century because at the end of the day he’s a fabulous player. He and Rohit are probably the best India has and I hope they play to their strengths and get lots of runs. At the same time, however, I would like others to join in, which is important because we cannot rely on just two batsmen. Others must also do their part “, he added.
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