Kevin Pietersen has termed the series as a tough battle and fiercely competitive.
The parent format of the game demands a lot of resilience and patience. As Test cricket gets backs to England with the hosts taking on India for the Test series, the excitement of the fans is already up. The former England captain Kevin Pietersen has thus opened up about this high-profile clash. He has termed the series as a tough battle and fiercely competitive.
Both India and England are two strong sides and the contest between the players would be nothing short of thrilling. The Kohli-Anderson battle has fueled the fire of the series and there are no two thoughts about the series producing some high-quality cricket. Pietersen took it to Twitter to express his feelings on the England-India face-off. He also pointed that the hosts will have the home advantage but the team will require a spinner and the top-order needs to score, else the visitors will have the edge.
“It’ll be a fascinating few weeks of Test Cricket. Eng v India always presents a tough battle. Fiercely competitive. Desperation to win. England have a depleted team but have home ground advantage. England NEED a top 3 that scores & a spinner or it’s India who’ll win!” the tweet read.
It’ll be a fascinating few weeks of Test Cricket. Eng v India always presents a tough battle. Fiercely competitive. Desperation to win.
England have a depleted team but have home ground advantage.
England NEED a top 3 that scores & a spinner or it’s India who’ll win!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 4, 2021
England and India aiming to start the series on a winning note
There are a lot of talks that are taking rounds on the social platforms on Ashwin not making it to the XI. The Indian pacers however have so far looked impressive on the field. The fans went all over Twitter to express their happiness after Bumrah picked a wicket early on. As this series marks the beginning of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship, both teams would be keen to exude their fiefdom and start the series on a positive note. This makes the clash even more fascinating for the cricket on-lookers as they are watching the exciting action unfold.
England has a packed schedule with the Ashes to follow. This series will pretty much help them to figure out their combination for the Ashes series. Some key names like Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Chris Woakes aren’t part of the side.