Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir expects Team India to play like No.1 Test team in England irrespective of the conditions. He wants Virat Kohli and Co. to show positive intent in the five-match Test series against England.
In an interview with Cricbuzz, Gambhir said: “Irrespective of how the conditions are, try and play like a number 1 Test side in the world. Because you are here as the number 1 Test side. You try and express the opposition that we are here as a number 1 Test side in the world. Try to go with the attitude and try to go irrespective of what the results are.”
Gambhir also expects Team India to play five bowlers as he said picking 20 wickets will win you matches and he wants Indian bowlers to be right on the money from the word go.
“I think we should go and play with a winning mindset and tell the opposition we are winning. The first signal would be going with your best five bowlers. You give that signal we are here to take 20 wickets. Even if the batters score 250-300, we have got the bowling attack to get you out,” Gambhir said.
The 36-year old Delhi player also feels that the bowlers are going to win Test matches and Test series.
“If you are looking for bits and pieces, if someone can contribute, someone can give me a couple of overs, that can sometimes become a defensive mindset. It might work in a One-Day or T20, but in Test cricket, you have to go in with your best five bowlers because they are the ones that are going to win you Test matches and Test series,” he added.