Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar back India to perform well against South Africa and England

Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar back India to perform well against South Africa and England

India faces a tough test in the form of South Africa early next year, where they will play 3 Tests, six ODI's and three T20's against the Proteas.

Dilip Vengsarkar and Sunil Gavaskar
Dilip Vengsarkar and Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Former Indian selector Dilip Vengsarkar says that India’s recent domination at home and an in-form skipper Virat Kohli gives Vengsarkar the confidence that this Indian team will shine when India go aboard early next year.

India faces a tough test in the form of South Africa early next year, where they will play 3 Tests, six ODI’s and three T20’s against the Proteas. The first Test will begin at Cape Town from the 5th of January, with India heading to South Africa straight after their series against Sri Lanka.

“India is number one at the moment in the ICC Rankings. They have beaten every team in the world and I am sure that they will do very well in South Africa as well as in England, because we have got some outstanding players,” said Vengsarkar.

“India is led by world-class cricketer and at the same time, Virat Kohli is in great form. The attack also looks very good so I am sure we will do extremely well” added the right-handed batsman.

Gavaskar echoes Vengsarkar’s thoughts:

Vengsarkar and Sunil Gavaskar were present at an event inauguration of an exhibition Cricket Connect India England cricket relations – at the Nehru Science Centre here.

Gavaskar too had a similar thought, saying “The way we beat them (England) last year and hopefully the coming year 2018, we will probably tell the British that sometimes the students are better than the professors.”

The batsman, further added that he has many a memory from England although his runs do not add up sumptuously to his career tally.

“Its a place where you learn so much, I had one very good season playing County cricket for Somerset, and it was really a memorable one.” added Gavaskar.

The exhibition also mentions Yuvraj’s six sixes:

The exhibition, which is open until December 21, shows the beautiful history of all the series’ played between rivals India and England over the years and a special corner dedicated to cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

Alongside that, the exhibition also mentions Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes against the English bowler Stuart Broad in the inaugural T20 World Cup.