Hussain has warned the hosts not to write India off the series
By Sarita Dey
on Tue Aug 31 2021
Nasser Hussain has warned the hosts not to write India off the series. Hussain recalled India’s fightback in Australia after they had been bowled out for 36 in the first Test in Adelaide.
In his latest column for The Telegraph, Hussain appreciated the intent shown by India in the series so far and reminded the hosts of the way India came back after the Adelaide debacle in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year.
Joe Root-led England bounced back in the ongoing five-match series after experiencing a stunning defeat in the second Test at Lord’s. They beat India by an innings and 76 runs in the third Test to level the five-match series 1-1. As the home team shifts its focus to the fourth match at the Oval in London. Former captain Nasser Hussain has warned Root & co. not to write India off the hosts after winning at Headingley.
While reflecting on Virat Kohli’s poor run in the series. Nasser Hussain stated that Team India has got the strength to bounce back to the game even if their skipper fails to score runs.
Hussain asked for England to try and dominate India in the fourth and fifth Tests. With home conditions to their advantage. “But the last thing England must do now thinks. They have done the hard work and write India off ahead of Thursday’s fourth Test in south London and the final match at Old Trafford — grounds which should suit their attack better.
Hussain wrote, “India has a lot of character and fighting power, and at its center is their captain, even though Kohli looks like the 2014 edition, not the English conditions and the victorious England attack in 2018. “
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