Former Pakistan cricketer backs the Indian team to win all the three formats

Former Pakistan cricketer backs the Indian team to win all the three formats

The Indian team won the first T20I against England with utmost ease.

Virat Kohli India
Virat Kohli of India. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Indian cricket team is in England participating in what was touted to be their ‘biggest test’. Virat Kohli & Co. form a well-rounded unit where they have the men needed to deliver at every position and in every role. That helped them win the first T20I at Manchester with utmost ease. The English team that beat Australia black and blue suffered an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of India. If that is any indication, the Men in Blue will continue to dictate terms on the tour.

Following the T20Is, they will play a three-match ODI series and then a Test series comprising of five matches. The second match in the shortest format will be played today in Cardiff which is again a slow and dry wicket where the Indian spinners will have some assistance from the wicket. If they manage to win it here, the series is in their pockets.

Yousaf’s prediction

Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousaf thinks that the Indian team will not only do well in the limited-overs assignments but will also win the Test series. He predicted that the Indian team will win all three formats against England.

He tweeted -“I think indian team will win all three format against england.”

The series so far

It is not going to be easy for the Indian team, however, after the kind of performance they produced in the opening encounter of the tour most results are expected to roll out in their favour.

Even the English captain Eoin Morgan admitted that his team failed to deal with Kuldeep Yadav who was the star of the match for India. The chinaman bowler picked a five-wicket haul spending 24 runs in his 4 overs.

“We didn’t (get enough runs). We were probably about 30 or 40 short. Kuldeep bowled well … between now and the next game, we need to assess our plans, make sure they’re the right ones, and stick with them,” Morgan said after the first game.

“Yes, we’ve been saying that in the lead-in. We talked about every game in this series potentially feeling like an away game. That’s the reality of things, and we have to be accepting of that, and get on with things,” he added.

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