Cricket World – The summer of cricket in England is about to move to an interesting phase as England and India lock horns in a 5-match Test series.
- With top quality batsmen lead by the likes of captain Virat Kohli, an Indian victory could well happen but as the former Indian batsman, Wasim Jaffer explained in an exclusive interview with PakPassion.
- As is usually the case, the ICC’s number 2 ranked Test batsman Virat Kohli’s progress in the upcoming series will be a matter of intense scrutiny and discussion when England take on India in the first Test at Edgbaston.
- In Wasim Jaffer’s view, this will be yet another opportunity for the India captain to showcase his skills in varying conditions around the world as he remarked, “Virat Kohli will be looking to this Test series to prove to himself and his critics that he can score runs in Test cricket in England.
- India can actually learn from the smart cricket England played in the One-Day Internationals and use that in the Test series and ensure they pick the right team for the right venue depending on the local conditions.
- Wasim Jaffer who represented India in Tests in 2002 and 2007 on tours of England, agreed with this assessment and felt that England, despite having home-advantage, will find it difficult to arrest the momentum if India make a good start in the Test series, “This is the time for India to win a Test series in England.