Joe Root, England's Test captain believes that they can now easily beat India after a comprehensive win against Pakistan in the second Test. They beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the Leed Test to draw the series 1-1.
The host team fought really well after swiping a victory within three days before they were outplayed at Lord's where Pakistan won the match by 9 wickets.
An innings and 55 runs win over Pakistan helped them draw the series and also infused the confidence that they can do well against India in the upcoming Test series.
"We were down on confidence from a tough winter, but we came back and showed the character, showed we were a better side."
"It was a tough week and we responded well, we spoke about the character but wanted to play with pride and enjoyment. We learned quickly and adapted well to the conditions."
When the captain was asked about his new upcoming challenge against Team India, Root said, "It's about making sure we continue to improve and have good weeks like this, taking confidence forward.
The skipper was specifically impressed with the performances of Keaton Jennings, Sam Curran and Dom Bess in Leeds, all three contributing to England's huge victory.
"I think they did a really good job," he said. "Keaton played well first up, the two young lads performed exceptionally well, exactly what you want for your attack.
"I said we had a point to prove and a lot of hard work to do. We've got time to achieve that, this is a good step and chance to take it forward."