England vs India | This cricketer is Going to Win The Series For India: Brad Hogg
Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels India should be adjusted to the English conditions as of now as they have been there for the past two months and also played WTC Final. The five-Test series between India and England starts tomorrow with Nottingham hosting the first game. India will look to break their barren run in England, which has seen them lose the last three-Test series – 2011, 2014, AND 2018. Many believe this is India's best chance of beating England on their soil, including former Australia spinner Brad Hogg.
The five-match Test series between England and India is all set to go underway from August 4 with the opening match to be played at Trent Bridge. The mega series will kickstart the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship. The hosts will look to take their revenge for the 3-1 series defeat which they suffered earlier this year to India at their den. However, India will have a great chance to overcome the ghosts of the past to register a Test series win on English soil after the last three failed attempts.
“The last time India went to England in 2018, they got walloped 4-1. But this is a new series. They have been over there for two months. They have played in the World Test Championship final. They have played a lot of warm-up games. So, there are no excuses. They should be adjusted to these foreign conditions,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel. What gives India a strong chance of registering their first Test series win in England since 2007 is the depth in their fast-bowling department. With four top-class pacers in Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma, India's pace battery is arguably the best going around in the world. Of them, Hogg expects Shami to be the game-changer for India.
"If you look at Shami, he bowled brilliantly the last time. He was just beating the outside edge and had a couple of dropped chances. But I think Shami is going to be the bee's knees in this series. He is the one who is going to win it for India. I think he is going to have a lot more luck if he bowls as he did in the World Test championship final," Hogg added.