Dilip Vengsarkar asserted that the team possess world-class bowlers and that can fancy their chances of registering a triumph

Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The England-India Test series is underway and day one of the first Test was already quite eventful. Even before the start of the series, there were round of discussions so as to who has the edge. The former cricketer Rahul Dravid had stated that this is the best chance for India to clinch the series in England. A lot of people from the cricketing fraternity had agreed upon this statement of Dravid and now the former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar has also joined the list.

India had last tasted a Test series victory in England 14 years ago which was under Dravid. Ever since then the team had struggled to make a lasting mark on England soil. However, the Indian side currently on the tour is a strong one and has a lot of repertoire under their sleeves. Vengsarkar echoed similar sentiments and asserted that the team possess world-class bowlers and that can fancy their chances of registering a triumph against the hosts.

“I agree with [Rahul] Dravid. India has a very good chance because this is the first time, we are travelling to England with such world-class bowlers. Guys like Shami, Bumrah, Siraj and Ishant are top class. I think this indeed is India’s best chance,” Dilip Vengsarkar told Hindustan Times.

I’m sure Virat will be able to break his century drought: Dilip Vengsarkar

Along with a lethal bowling display by making the most of the Indian conditions, it is pivotal that India has a good time with the willow as well. The moving Dukes ball has been the reason for the struggle of the Indian batters in the past. Vengsarkar, however, pinned his hopes on Virat and Rohit going well in the series and termed them as the important asset of the side.

“I’m sure he will be able to break his century drought because, at the end of the day, he is a fabulous player. He and Rohit are probably the best India has got and I hope they come into their own and score a lot of runs. But at the same time, I would like others also to chip in, that’s important because we can’t only depend on just two batsmen. Others need to contribute as well,” he added.


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