Former England, spinner Monty Panesar, has been active over social media like his countrymen, giving their insights on the English team’s performance in their ongoing India tour. Monty Panesar, who is currently with the England Legends for the Road Safety World Series 2021, claimed his countrymen as firm favourites for the limited-overs leg in India. India and England will resume their battle with the five-match T20I series, starting Friday.
England suffered a crushing defeat in the Test series to defeat, losing the four-match rubber by 3-1. The tourists had little answers to India’s spin-challenge as Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel methodically dismantled them. Even though Joe Root’s men started the series well as the captain scored a double century and scripted a 227-run victory. But their wheels fell off in the latter matches and they ultimately succumbed to three successive losses.
Monty Panesar feels that England, the number one side in T20Is and ODIs, hold the aces in the white-ball series as they will come to the forte in the ODIs and T20Is. Panesar claimed that the Englishmen are much stronger than India in coloured clothing, regardless of the venue and that one could expect some exciting cricket.
“With the white ball tour, England will come to their forte. England are the firm favourites in the ODI and T20I series. England are stronger than India, even in India. This is where I think you will see more exciting cricket from England,” Panesar told Sportskeeda.
Eoin Morgan’s team have every area covered: Monty Panesar
The 38-year old further said that Eoin Morgan’s outfit have all their bases covered, proving themselves as superior in all the conditions. Thus, he feels that it’s an excellent opportunity for England to firm their plans more since India will host the T20 World Cup and a chance for India to look at the ODI world champions.
“Eoin Morgan’s team have every area covered and are a strong side in all conditions. With India hosting the World Cup, it’s a good opportunity for India to take a look at the world champions,” he added.