November 2, 2012 by Tejmgas
After the high paced action of the Champions League T20 we return to the calm, tactical nature of test cricket and of course: England vs India Part 2.
Afte being on the receiving end of a 4-0 thrashing the last time these two sides met, India will be looking for revenge when England come to visit.
Only this time, they will be coming in as favourites.
To put it nicely, England don’t have the best record playing in the sub-continent. In fact, its been 50 years since England have even won a single test in India, let alone a test series.
But can they do better this time?
Well, it doesn’t seem like it.
Batting has always been a problem for England against India and while it will only be strengthened by the return of Kevin Pietersen it is still one of the weaker batting line ups England have put out in recent years. In the warm up match against India ‘A’ the batsmen on the whole failed to create any optimism, with only Alastair Cook and Samit Patel providing any resistance.
On the bowling front, the injury to Steve Finn will hurt England a lot. There is no guarantee he will be missing from the first test but if he is England will be in trouble. Nevertheless, bowling is England’s strength and what they will look to for inspiration against a talented India batting lineup.
So my prediction: 2-0 to India