Former Australian batsman Brad Hogg has warned the Indian team ahead of the Test series. Brad Hogg revealed that India’s nightmare will start in England and that the series is crucial for both England and India.
‘India have 19 matches in the Test Championship. They can only reach the final if they win 13 of those matches. They face Western teams at home. So they will have that benefit. But their nightmare outside the home starts in England. “If we don’t get off to a good start against England, India will be behind in the tournament,” said Brad Hogg.
In the case of England, the series against India and the Ashes series in Australia will determine the fate of Root and his team in the tournament, Brad Hogg said. “If they dominate against India and win four of the five Tests and draw one, they will definitely be able to reach the final. They also need to beat Australia by at least two matches in the Ashes series. If they can do both, they can definitely secure the final, “said Hogg.
India need another series win over England to overcome the fatigue of defeat in the Test Championship final. The Test series against England is as important as the Test Championship final. The series is part of the Second World Test Championship. The Test series between India and England in their home country is known as the Pataudi Trophy. India has not been able to acquire it since 2007. The team led by Rahul Dravid won the series for India that day. The last time this happened was in 2018. England, led by Jose Butler, defeated Virat Kohli and his team 4-1.
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