Indian Cricket stalwarts Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan have given their prediction about the likely result of the upcoming five-Tests series between India and England. There's a huge sense of anticipation among the cricket lovers around the world about the marquee series of the year and people are talking nothing but England vs India right now.
Gambhir thinks that the home side across the long series will come out triumph, while Zaheer believes it will end up drawn 1-1 at the end of 5 Test matches.
Speaking to Cricbuzz, Gambhir said, ”I feel that England has an edge. Because they have got James Anderson and Stuart Broad. I always believe Anderson has a part against India. If you look at history, Anderson will always go at India. England always goes hard at India and I feel they have an edge. But, India got the variety to do it this time. They have got the bowling to pick 20 wickets for the team,”
"They have got the experienced bowling attack plus the batting depth as well. They got Ben Stokes who gives balance. You can’t count Alastair Cook out. Joe Root has class and Buttler as well. So overall, I think England looks more balanced and has an edge,”
Zaheer feels that there would be a few flat tracks because the series is played in dryish later part of the English summer and hence, there could be a few draws.
He pointed out, ”It would be interesting to see what kind of pitches the game will be played on. If the wicket is batting friendly, India will have a great chance and stay in the fight. I still feel going at Oval, 1-1 is what I am expecting. England would start cautiously. There will be flat tracks to play on. We might not get results. So, 1-1 is all I am expecting,”
(Inputs from SportsKeeda)