Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal believes that Team India will come out victorious in the upcoming 5-match Test series against England. The first Test of the series will start on August 4, Wednesday, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Prior to the start of the series, predictions have been pouring in from all across the world. In the latest such development, Yuzvendra Chahal stated that the Virat Kohli-led team has the upper hand going into the first series of the 2021-23 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.
“This series will be so exciting. I see India as the favorites to win the series. We are high on confidence after defeating Australia in their own backyard. I am sure that Virat bhaiya will take India to a series win in England,” Yuzvendra Chahal was quoted as saying to TOI.
“Be it batting, bowling, or fielding, we have all the boxes ticked. We have batsmen who can take the game away from the opposition at any point in time or in any situation. We have bowlers who can get breakthroughs at any time.
“We have Virat Bhaiya, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Bhaiya, and Rishabh who are in great form. In bowling, we have Bumrah, Shami Bhaiya, and Ishant Bhaiya. Ashwin and Jadeja are also there. So we have a strong side to win the series in England with,” reckoned the leg-spinner.
Yuzvendra Chahal is working on his batting abilities every day
Considering India has a long tail, the team management falls short of fielding a balanced side on most occasions. To better this predicament, the Indian bowlers have been working on their batting to help add crucial runs on the scoreboard. Yuzvendra Chahal shared the same thoughts, feeling that a situation where the bowlers need to contribute with the bat may arise at any time.
“I am working on my batting. I have been batting in the nets. Be it fast bowlers or spinners, we have all been batting in the nets because we have to score runs for the team in certain situations. I am myself preparing for such situations. Apart from bowling, I take out time for batting in the nets every day,” Chahal revealed.
India last won a Test series in England way back in 2007. Therefore, the upcoming tour is of extreme importance to the Indian side which is keen on establishing itself as one of the greatest teams of all time.