Despite their poor away record, India coach Ravi Shastri is confident that Team India will prove against England that they are a good touring side. India lost the Test series in South Africa 2-1.
“The challenge for us is to be consistent in the red-ball format overseas. We believe we have the potential to be one of the best travelling teams,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo in an interview.
“At the moment, there is no side in the world that travels properly. You can see what is happening to South Africa in Sri Lanka. We know our scorelines in England before this tour. We want to do much better than that,” admitted Shastri.
The former India all-rounder was also of the opinion that India have the bowling attack to get the better of England batsmen twice.
“We have a bowling attack that can take 20 wickets. We are not bothered by what conditions we play in. We have the variety but we need to execute our plans in the best possible manner. And bat well, which is important. Our batting let us down in South Africa,” Shastri went on to state in the ESPNCricinfo interview.
--By A Cricket Correspondent