India tour of England 2014: MS Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher’s press conference
Video of India captain MS Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher’s press conference ahead of their tour game against Leicestershire. India have arrived in England for their five-match Test series, which begins on July 9.
“What you assess is how good a side the opposition is and I still think England are a fantastic side. Which means it will be a tough competition for us and they know the home conditions better than us,” Dhoni said at his first press conference after arriving in England, PTI reported.
“It’s a long series, five Test matches followed by five ODIs and one T20. Playing a series with five Test matches is something that’s entirely new for us. But overall I think it will be really good,” Dhoni said.
India failed to register a single win in their disastrous last tour in 2011, losing the Test series 0-4, the five-match ODI series 0-3 and also the lone T20 International. Of the current 18-member Indian squad only Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma have played a Test match in England, the report added.