ENG v IND 2018: "India is the only side who can beat England in their own backyard," says Ravindra Jadeja

India and England will play first of their five Test matches from Wednesday, Aug 1.

Ravindra Jadeja batting in England | GETTY

Indian all-rounder Jadeja believes that Indian team has that ability to beat England in England. “One good thing about Indian cricket is that we have options. Most of the international teams don’t have bowling options left after retirement, but we have everything right now. We have a positive approach towards this series and we genuinely feel that we are the only side that can beat England in their own backyard,” Jadeja told ‘ESPNcricinfo’.

However, India doesn't have a good past to back Jadeja's claims. They have been whitewashed and lost 1-3 in their last two Test series here. 

But the Saurashtra cricketer feels the experience in their side can turn things for them. “Yes, we have more experienced players and most of our players have played a minimum of 25-30 Test matches. Experience is useful in Test Cricket. England has good fast bowlers who can exploit their home conditions.

“We also have some good bowlers, but during our 2014 tour, we didn’t have enough experience. We were unaware of how the wicket would behave and how the weather will be. Now we are aware of the conditions and after so much experience in Test Cricket, I feel we can even dominate them,” he said.

(With PTI inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 01 Aug, 2018

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