Former Australian cricketer and renowned cricket analyst, Ian Chappell, reiterated that the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) experience is going to benefit Team India during the forthcoming gruelling England Tour.
Chappell believes Indian players by now, have the skill set to counter any opposition in the world. He remarked the exposure obtained during the high-octane and cash-rich tournament will play a pivotal role.
Also, Chappell cited out concurrently England is not at the top in the red-ball cricket. Recently, England faced a humiliating defeat in the Ashes, against New Zealand and now Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s.
England is trying to forge a path like a blind man: Chappell
“The highly anticipated clash will be one of the diverging cricketing cultures. While India is riding high on the back of IPL riches and success, England is trying to forge a path like a blind man wielding a white stick,” Chappell penned down in his column for Hindustan Times.
Virat Kohli’s team, on the other hand, is coming off a successful South African Tour. The touring team displayed immense resilience and character, during pressure situations.
“The fragile England batting will be further tested by Kohli’s captaincy, which features a strong desire to seek victory from the outset. By constantly probing for a win, Kohli is also challenging his own players to produce their best in tight situations,” added Chappell.
IPL making Indian cricketer fearless, reckons Chappell
The youngsters have been groomed in the Indian domestic circuit. Well, they have an opportunity to rub shoulders with the best players from around the globe.
In addition, the fear factor is removed from the bunch of guys playing in the IPL, according to Ian Chappell.
“The fact that the Indian players are now constantly facing tension-filled situations and dramatic close finishes in front of big crowds at IPL matches. It has helped to hasten this learning process in the international arena,” concluded Chappell.