IND v ENG 2021 Test series preview

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On their own patch, India are favourites. They have won huge plaudits for pulling off a dramatic series win in Australia and with an injury ravaged team. However, favourites don’t always win and England feel they have better than a puncher’s chance.

Whilst India will point to a number of factors in their favour, including the return of some big guns and familiar home conditions, England are a very tough nut to crack anywhere in the world these days and there are reasons for English optimism, not least of which are the 5 consecutive test wins away from home they have just registered for first time in over 100 years.

15 times these two have locked horns in India and the home side have the upper hand, winning 7 series to England’s 5 with 3 drawn.

We put two Guerillas together in the virtual ring to exchange verbal blows and predict who is likely to come out on top.

Representing India is Anindya Dutta @Cric_Writer, a man who keeps company with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni on Amazon bookshelves. He wrote Wizards: The Story of Indian Spin Bowling. He knows his Indian cricket.

Waving the English flag is a man almost old enough to have watched England’s first triumph in India in 1933 @tonybishop1 .

Argument and counter argument are traded as Tony meets Anindya’s devilish spin with stoic defence and some neat verbal footwork. Alas they couldn’t agree on the score. But they did agree it won’t be dull.

Watch here to see who you think has it right.

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