Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that England should expect India to come back at them in the remaining Tests of the four-match tests series starting from Saturday. Joe Root’s scintillating form and James Anderson’s art of reverse swing had led England to a massive 227 run win to take a lead of 1-0 in the series. Root in the process became the most successful England captain in Tests.
This is the third consecutive win for England in subcontinent pitches and they will reap so much confidence out of this while going into the second Test. Virat Kohli has had a tough outing as captain in the last few Tests as he has lost his fourth consecutive Test and this loss being at home will be the hardest to swallow. India recently is coming off a historic 2-1 Test series win in Australia under Rahane’s leadership.
Nasser Hussain Praises England For Their Oustanding Performance
Nasser Hussain was in praise of England for their outstanding performance in the first Test but warned them to expect India come hard at them in the remaining Tests. He appreciated England to win for putting up the perfect performance so far despite the heroics India did in Australia and advised them to continue the good work England have put in so far.
People were writing England off, saying this series could be 4-0 to India. No one really gave this side much of a chance. India had been on top of their game. Had won in Australia, Virat Kohli was back and India is a very difficult place to go and win in Test match cricket,” wrote Nasser Hussain in his latest column for Sky Sports.
“So, this win for England has to be right up there, especially away from home. They put in the perfect performance. From ball one to the final delivery, it was outstanding. They now need to carry it on,” he added.
Nasser Hussain Expects Root To Break All England Records
Nasser Hussain Expects Joe Root to break all England records with the 30-year-old has already played 100 Tests for England scoring 8507 hundreds. He praised root for the second double hundred in his last three Tests for England.
“Root sure is one of England’s greats. He will probably end up breaking all records, he will probably go past Sir Alastair Cook’s 161 Test matches and probably tally of runs as well,” said Hussain.
“He is in great nick, only 30 years old, and if you did a list of all-time England batting greats – the ones I have seen anyway – you’d have to have Root with Cook, Graham Gooch and Kevin Pietersen,” he added.
Kohli had clearly mentioned that India will give a tough fight in the remaining test which Root should be wary of.