If there had been a Test series India would have pounded England: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri felt India endured a disastrous outing in England tour due to fatigue Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Kolkata: Oct 29, 2011

Ravi Shastri on Saturday said that India would have thrashed England badly had there been a Test series as well following the One-day series.

“I’m not surprised one bit. When India were in England, they were a little under-prepared and they were tired. They were jaded. The World Cup took a lot out of them. (In) India, thank God there was no four Test match series. You might have had a 4-0 score and all Test matches would have got over in four days,” he said.

The former India Test cricketer said that while the Australia tour would be challenging, it would turn out to be a challenging series.

“It will be challenging. Traveling overseas (with) lots of youngsters, it will be challenging. Australia, at home are a strong side, but I’m sure India will do a lot better than they did in England,” he added.

India take on England in a one-off T20 match on Saturday after having beaten the visitors 5-0 in the ODI series.