Shane Watson, the former Australia allrounder, believes that Virat Kohli‘s Indian cricket team has the capability to outshine hosts England in the ongoing five-Test series. Watson, 37, is so confident of India doing well in England that he will be surprised if the visitors don’t return home with a series win.

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“England haven’t been playing their best Test cricket recently though they’ve dominated the ODI format. I think it is going to be great test for Virat Kohli and his team,” Watson told India Today on Wednesday. “I wouldn’t be surprised if India won over there. They’ve definitely got the talent and technique to do well in England. So, I’ll be surprised if India doesn’t win.”

The last time India toured England for a Test series, they were handed a 1-3 defeat. Kohli, too, had a forgettable tour managing a meagre 134 runs. Since then, India have gone on to become the world’s top-ranked Test team and Kohli has established himself as a premier top-order batsman.

He has scored runs in Australia and South Africa but England continue to be the only place where he is yet to enjoy success as far as Test cricket is concerned.

Watson, who represented Australia in 59 Tests, 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is, feels that the 2014 tour must have been a learning curve for the current India captain. “Virat is a very determined guy. There is no doubt that the 2014 series will be something that he would’ve learnt from in a big way,” Watson said.

“From a technical point of view and also mentally, he is a guy who adapts to all conditions. I personally saw that in Australia, him coming out and dominating our fast bowlers on Australian pitches. It just shows his calibre and how he really adjusts little technical things to be able to adjust and turn things around very quickly. This is going to be a huge series in England for Virat.”