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The advantage probably lies with England: Dale Steyn

He also praised Kohli led Indian team for showing great character in South Africa

Dale Steyn of South Africa
Dale Steyn of South Africa. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The India vs England test series is generating a lot of interest. The first Test is scheduled to take place at Edgbaston from the 1st of August. While India is the No.1 ranked Test team in the world, their record in England in the previous tours has been poor. They would be looking forward to changing that.

This will be Virat Kohli’s second big overseas assignment after Proteas earlier this year. While the skipper was absolutely phenomenal in South Africa, he would look to make amends from the 2014 series. In Mumbai for a promotional event, Dale Steyn was asked about his predictions for the upcoming India-England tour.

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The advantage probably lies with England

Dale Steyn who recently made a comeback to the Proteas Test squad felt that the hosts were favorites. Citing the bowling conditions and with England a notch ahead in the pacers department, he remarked placing his bets on England.

“I don’t like any predictions. The advantage probably lies with England, obviously being at home and with such a long tour. They have been there for ODIs and are a very good touring team now. If I put my money, I will probably put on England. But it’s going to be a hard-fought Test series. The English bowlers are a little bit more skilled and that will be the tipping point.”

Kohli led Indian team is capable of anything

While India lost the Test series in South Africa, they put up a spectacular fight. Steyn admitted that he was surprised to watch India display such great character. He asserted that this team was capable of winning anywhere.

“Led by Virat Kohli, this Indian team is capable of anything. I know Virat pretty well; he’s quite a determined character. Five Test matches are going to be good for one team and if one team gets on a roll, the other team will be blown away.”

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