After India thrashed England 3-1 in the 4-match Test series on Saturday, former cricketer Michael Vaughan said that India without doubt will be called the best team of this era if they win in swinging English conditions.
India are scheduled to tour England for a 5-match Test series starting August this year (AFP Image)
- Vaughan said that England were absolutely hammered in the last 3 Tests vs India
- India will undoubtedly be called best team of this era if they win in England: Vaughan
- Michael Vaughan added that facing the swinging Dukes ball will be challenging for India
India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs on Saturday and won the Test series 3-1 to qualify for the final of World Test Championship against New Zealand in June but former Three Lions captain Michael Vaughan wants Virat Kohli’s men to pass one more test before being declared “the best team of this era”.
Michael Vaughan, who had earlier minced no words in openly criticising the pitch for the 2nd and 3rd Test of the 4-match series, said England were “absolutely” hammered by India in the last three Tests.
The 46-year-old reckoned that facing the swinging Dukes ball in English condition will not be easy for India when they will face Root’s men for a 5-match Test series starting from August 4.
“India have been far too good … the last 3 Tests they have absolutely hammered England … If they can win in England they are without doubt the best Test team of this era … but that will take some doing against the swinging ball,” Vaughan tweeted.
India have been far too good … the last 3 Tests they have absolutely hammered England … If they can win in England they are without doubt the best Test team of this era … but that will take some doing against the swinging ball … #INDvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 6, 2021
Ahead of that series, India will face New Zealand in the same conditions at Lord’s in the final of inaugural World Test Championship from June 18.
Team India have now won record-extending 13 consecutive home Test series’ on the trot. Very recently, the Indian team thrashed Australia 2-1 in their own backyard despite losing more than dozen players to injury. Youngsters like Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Shubman Gill rose to the occassion and punched above their weights to shock a full-strength Australia team.
Also, India toppled New Zealand to become the top-ranked Test team in the latest ICC rankings released on Saturday.