- Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain warns Root and company not to write India off
- The Three Lions defeated India to level the 5 match test series 1-1
- 4th Test match will begin on 2nd September in London
Team England led by Joe Root managed to bounce back in the ongoing five-match Test series after they tasted a stunning defeat in the second Test played at Lord’s. In Leeds, the Three Lions beat India by an innings and 76 runs which was the 3rd Test match, making sure the five-match series stands level at 1-1.
As the hosts shift their focus to the fourth match which will be played at the Oval in London starting from the 2nd of September, former skipper Nasser Hussain has warned Root & co. not to write India off after the win at Headingley, Leeds, in the 3rd Test match.
In his latest column for The Telegraph, Hussain appreciated the intent shown by Team India in the ongoing series and reminded the hosts of the way India made its comeback after the Adelaide debacle in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year.
He wrote, “At Headingley, England swung the ball round corners. Skilful as India’s seam bowlers are they did not swing the ball at all.
“But the last thing England must do now is think they have done the hard work and write India off ahead of Thursday’s fourth Test in south London and the final match at Old Trafford — grounds which should suit their attack better.
“Remember, they were bowled out for 36 by Australia in Adelaide late last year but came back to pull off a famous series win. And after Kohli had gone home, too”.
The former English captain did not fail to assert on the point that Team India has the strength to make a comeback strong even if their captain – Virat Kohli – is not in a great vein of form.
Hussain also wrote, “India do have a lot of strength of character and fight, and central to that is their captain, even though Kohli has looked more like the 2014 version rather than the one who conquered English conditions and England’s attack in 2018”.