The sequence win in Australia exhibits India will probably be a “tough” staff to beat and England should be on the high of their recreation to outwit the hosts within the upcoming four-match Check sequence, coach Chris Silverwood stated on Tuesday.
An injury-hit India had notched up an unbelievable come-from-behind 2-1 win over Australia after shedding the opening Check at Adelaide, the place they have been bowled out for a document low rating of 36.
“The one factor Australia has proven is India will probably be a tough staff to beat. It is an incredible problem for us,” Silverwood stated throughout a digital press convention.
England will play 4 Exams towards India starting in Chennai on February 5, adopted by 5 T20Is and three ODIs.
“Do I feel we are able to beat them? Sure. I all the time take the constructive facet of issues – I feel we are able to beat them, however we all know it may be a hard-fought contest,” Silverwood stated.
“If we come out on high of this one, confidence once more will undergo the roof for us. I respect the actual fact they’re a advantageous facet with some actually good gamers. We will should be on the high of our recreation.”
England are coming to India after a 2-Zero Check sequence win in Sri Lanka. The guests will look to register their first sequence triumph in India since they claimed a 2-1 win in 2012.
“We’re going there with our eyes open. We all know it may be a troublesome problem. We all know they’re a wonderful staff, particularly in our personal situations, and we respect that,” Silverwood stated.
“However I feel it is an thrilling problem. We’re in place. We’re fidelity rising. However we utterly respect how large a problem it’s.”
Silverwood additionally stood by the choice to rotate gamers for the India sequence after few former cricketers, together with Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen, criticised the transfer.
“I stand by it. We have to take care of our individuals. We’re spending a whole lot of time regarded in resort rooms inside bio-secure bubbles and it is not straightforward.
“It is good that we’re being proactive and taking care of individuals. I am completely pleased with the system we’re utilizing in the mean time.”
Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran and Mark Wooden have been rested by the nationwide selectors for the primary two Exams, whereas Jos Buttler will play the primary match earlier than heading residence, lacking the final three Exams.
“… We have determined to relaxation and rotate, we have determined we have to take care of the gamers. And I do consider now we have to be proactive in taking care of them, fairly than wait till there’s an issue.”
Speaking about Bairstow, the coach stated: “He’ll come again into the group then the remainder is right down to choice. We do not make any ensures to anyone – I do not suppose you possibly can, you do not know the place you will be at any given time.
“I do suppose it is proper he has a relaxation. Jonny could be very busy, a multi-format participant and we have got to take care of him, give him a little bit of time at residence to sit back out.
“He did nicely – Jonny requested me the identical query and I stated he’d completed very nicely. (He) went in throughout some tough intervals of the sport and utilized himself nicely on what have been testing wickets. I used to be happy with him.”