'August is a great month to score runs in England' - Mohammad Azharuddin ahead of India's England tour

‘August is a great month to score runs in England’ – Mohammad Azharuddin ahead of India’s England tour

Mohammad Azharuddin has asserted that the month of August would assist the batters as conditions favor the batters in England during this period.

Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin. (Photo by Milind Shelte/The India Today Group via Getty Images)

England and India will be battling it out against each other in the first Test match on August 4. This high-octane series is highly awaited by the cricket on-lookers as they cannot wait to watch the action unfold. The contests that this series is set to bring for the fans are further garnering its audacity and rightly so. Cricket experts from all over the world have been expressing their thoughts on this series and the latest to join the bandwagon is the former India cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin.

As India are all geared up to take the challenge against the hosts, the batter has some piece of advice for the players ahead of the series. The English conditions are more often than not expected to assist the seamers. In the final of the WTC, the New Zealand pacers got better of India as the batting line-up seemed to struggle a bit especially in the second innings. However, with the experience of playing in the country, Mohammad Azharuddin has asserted that the month of August would assist the batters as conditions favor the batters in England during this period.

Azharuddin, who is renowned for the elegance and class he brought on the 22 yards, took it to Twitter to express his opinion on the playing conditions of England. He tweeted- “August is a great month to score runs in England. In my experience, the wickets are dry and the batting conditions are conducive this month. Batsmen should capitalise on this. #IndVsEng #readytoconquer”

Fans awaiting the Test series between India and England

The Indian team has been sweating hard in the nets to start their campaign against the hosts on a winning note. Previously the BCCI had also posted videos of the players getting involved in fun practice sessions. Watching these the fans are already on the edge of their seats to witness the action unveil.

They are tweeting about the series all over which is further adding to the buildup of the contests. The tweets about the fans extending their wishes to players are exuding their excitement for the series. Test cricket, which is the ultimate format of the game, no doubt produces some tough contests and when two strong oppositions like India and England are to face each other, it just adds to the entire setting.