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It has to be 3-0 India or probably 3-1: Gautam Gambhir feels England’s spin attack not good enough

Tags: England tour of India 2021, India, England, Gautam Gambhir

Published on: Feb 02, 2021

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has opined that he does not see England winning any of the four Tests in the upcoming Test series. According to Gambhir, England do not have the spin attack to trouble India. Moeen Ali, Dom Bess and Jack Leach are the three spinners for the visitors in the Test series. Ali has 181 wickets to his name, Bess 31 and Leach 44.

Speaking on Star Sports show 'Game Plan', Gambhir said, "I don't see England winning any of the Test matches with the kind of spin attack they've got.

"It has to be 3-0 India or probably 3-1. I'm only going to give a Pink Ball Test match, probably 50-50 to England just from the conditions point of view," he added.

Gambhir stated that while England captain Joe Root and his team did well in Sri Lanka, things will be completely different in India. He added, "This is going to be a completely different challenge for someone like Joe Root.

"Yes, he has played really well in Sri Lanka, but when you face people like Jasprit Bumrah on any wicket, or for that matter, R Ashwin, when his confidence is sky-high after what he has done in Australia, I am sure it is going to be a completely different beast and a completely different ball game," Gambhir further said.

Gambhir also clarified that he is happy with Virat Kohli's captaincy in Tests and ODIs but not in T20Is. The 39-year-old explained, “Virat Kohli is the leader, but I'm sure he gotta be as happy as the rest of the squad as well, but at the same time, yes, he has done really well in Test cricket.

"I've always had question marks on his T20 captaincy. Never had question marks on his (Kohli's) 50-over or his Test match captaincy. India has done really well under his leadership, especially in red ball cricket and I'm sure, India will continue to grow further, under his leadership, especially in red ball cricket," the former India opener added.

The first two Tests of the series will be played in the Chennai and the remaining two in Ahmedabad. The third match will be a pink-ball Test.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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