England’s ace pacer Stuart Broad talks about team India ahead of the four-match Test series. He feels that India’s confidence will be “sky high” following their remarkable series win in Australia.
“This is not an easy place to tour, and India’s confidence will be sky high from winning at the Gabba to complete a series victory in Australia earlier this month,” Broad wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
“I can tell you that they had supporters within this England team throughout that decisive match in Brisbane. The togetherness, the character, spirit and willingness they showed was phenomenal. Any team in the world would have been proud of what India achieved despite being depleted by injuries,” he added.
After winning the Test series against Australia, India are currently placed at the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
“They are the World Test Championship leaders for good reason. But we have moved from being admirers to their enemy within a couple of weeks and what we cannot do is build India up in our minds. They are not impregnable,” said the 34-year-old.
Broad termed Virat Kohli one of the best batsmen he has ever seen
“Virat Kohli is one of the best I’ve ever seen but if we go through all their positives we will be defeated before we’ve even begun. We need to build on our own strengths. We are entering the series in great form ourselves,” said Broad while highlighting England’s recent 2-0 Test series win in Sri Lanka,” said Broad.
“We’ve got batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders in the top 10 of the world rankings. Yes, India are a brilliant side, and it would be one of the most remarkable series victories if we were able to pull it off, but we know if we get our mindset right we can beat anyone,” he added.
India and England will lock horns for the first Test of the four-match Test series in Chennai on February 5.