Team India will travel to England for a full series starting from early next month. They will lock horns against the hosts in a three-match Twenty20 International series, as many Twenty20 Internationals and five Tests respectively.
Before that, India will be playing a two-match T20I series against Ireland. The English team has been superb in the recent past and has already taken a 4-0 lead in the ongoing match ODI series against Australia.
However, their performance in the shortest format hasn’t been up to the mark. They have only won five out of their last 13 T20I matches.
Meanwhile, the pitches in England have been predominantly batting friendly. Bowlers are having a pretty difficult time. Aussies conceded the highest ever total in ODI cricket.
Moreover, England smashed their way to 481 in their allotted 50 overs during the third ODI of the series in Nottingham. It will be a venue where India starts their ODI series on 12th July.
Ahead of the much important tour, paceman Varun Aaron has given his opinion on the upcoming series after returning from Leicestershire. He reckons that Virat Kohli and his men have a great chance to outclass England.
Interestingly, Aaron was part of the Indian Test squad during their last tour. An inswinging delivery which breached Moeen Ali’s defence remains one of the highlights of Aaron’s career.
“The guys (in international cricket) are scoring 400 as if it is a joke. In the One-Day Cup, 300 is an average score, and you still might not win. The wickets are really flat and I feel that gives India a great chance. It will favour our batsmen. The wickets in the Tests may be different but the general trend is flat.” Aaron was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
Aaron recently had an impressive stint for his county team. He played three four-day matches in the championship and bagged nine wickets.
Even in the ODI series, he bowled very well and bagged seven wickets from six matches. The fast bowler last played for India way back in November 2015. He also spoke about his approach which has helped him return as a better bowler.
“I wasn’t going there thinking I have to make a comeback. It will obviously be great if it happens. My aim was to come back to India as a better bowler and function close to my potential. The main thing is the domestic season coming up and I am confident about it,” the fast-bowler added.