Will Indian Squad Carries on Performing Well in Home Conditions vs. England or Face Unexpected Outcome?

December 05 15:15 2016

klNew Delhi, Monday, December 5 – The group of men captained by talented Indian captain Virat Kohli against England in lately played two Test matches will look forward to winning in the next Test that is to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from December 8 to December 12.

On the tour of India this time, Alastair Cook’s men would have probably learned that playing in India and against India is not easy. The 5-match Test series is to end on December 20. A draw in the first Test due to good play of both sides created interest in the remaining matches. At the tournament progressed, the Indian side gained attention for their remarkable play, winning 2nd Test by 246 runs at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam and third Test by eight wickets recently at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.

Registering wins on the home turf is always confidence boosting. The kind of show home squad presented vs. England has certainly increased faith of doing well in the members who did their bit to help India be in the game all the time. India have already got unassailable lead in the ongoing series. One more win will enable them claim series. If truth be told then the triumph is ardently awaited and Indian team is expected to not disappoint fans who know how special each success is, especially when the group competes against a heavyweight.

For the reason that not so many cricketers who were part of the squad that played lately against England were experienced, it was certainly the self-belief that brought entire difference. It is not a simple task to find a spot in the team and use the platform well to shine. But many capitalized the opportunity, without a doubt. The way Kohli guided his men is making him attain perfection steadily. It would not be wrong to say that the hosts performed wonderfully in Test series as a unit. This wasn’t as uncomplicated as it may sound, particularly when pressure of putting best foot forward and soaring hopes is huge. England expected for good show post landing in a foreign place.

In the remaining Test matches, Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Karun Nair, Amit Mishra and Hardik Pandya would look for displaying exceptional innings to make the guests bear the brunt. Young guns would hope for lending a hand to the team to gain ground. England Test squad having Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Zafar Ansari, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Haseeb Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Keaton Jennings, Liam Dawson, Chris Woakes and James Anderson will try to not succumb easily to Indian bowling attack, which shattered their soaring hopes of bouncing back recently.

The home supporters are all set to enjoy seeing Kohli-led side on the winning side. Despite the fact that India are leading the series, the outcome may be different ahead. A defeat will be adequate to let the hosts know once again that they haven’t given up and will fight till the end. As far as India’s strengths are concerned then Kohli’s innings of 167 runs in Vizag Test is enough to make things clear that he is the one player out of this world. Post taking his ability to rise better into account, it can be said that humongous win might be logged by his team on England camp in the 3rd Test, which is a do-or- die for the guests. Moreover, India did well thanks to Ravindra Jadeja and Parthiv Patel’s contributions in Mohali. They made their fans know what all can be done when it is a matter of performing beating all odds.

Cook’s strategies will be watched. The England captain would definitely want his boys to do partnerships that will be required to let the tourists smell possibility of gaining ground in the next match, the decisive one for them. It was their poor show while batting that made India feel getting close to the victory. Indian bowlers showed most of the England players a way back to the pavilion, giving breakthrough to their team from time to time. It is time to perform and be back in business. Kohli must be proud of his teammates. A wide smile on the face of this young Delhi boy every time a wicket is taken is sufficient to describe how far he has travelled both as a cricketer and skipper.

But yes, he yet needs to cover a long distance to be a captain with numbers of victories in his pocket. He unquestionably accomplished something what several other Indian captains couldn’t do while leading in the past. The graph of hopes has gone up in future tournaments as well. In view of the fact that England expect to perform well in the Test series, it is possible that he may come up with some changes in the team to give young cricketers a chance much sought to showcase their talent. The action between these two cricket playing nations will undoubtedly be interesting enough to make audiences go curious over what’s going to happen next and when. India do not easily face defeat in home conditions if they make best use of potential in them, staying focused and doing what they are supposed to do. Kohli is likely to look forward to lead Test team in a much better way than before, carrying on improving his own record.