India will face-off against England in five Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a solitary Twenty 20 (T20) in a long tour starting July 9. India’s previous tour to England had turned out to be nightmarish as they had failed to register a single win in the entire tour.
The Indians will certainly hope to put up a better show this time round, and the players will hope that the experience of tours to South Africa and New Zealand will come good in this series. The likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will hold the key for India, while Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane will hope to cement their place in the Indian side with significant contributions.
England have recently lost a Test series at home to Sri Lanka, and questions are being asked about Alastair Cook’s captaincy. The 29-year-old has also had a woeful run of form with the bat, which seems to be impacting his captaincy adversely. The pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad will hold the key for England, and the home side will need them to fire on all cylinders in order to succeed.