India A coach and former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid was the last man to lead Team India to a Test series win in England. They beat England 1-0 in Test series in 2007 and he now feels that Virat Kohli and Co. has a very good chance of winning the Test series.
“One of the big things is how quickly you adapt to the conditions,” he said. “When we won here in 2007, it was a three-match Test series and we couldn’t afford to start badly, you had to hit the ground running hard. In a five-match series, you have a little bit more time.”
Dravid also feels that bowlers will be key in the Test series and they have to be consistent throughout the series.
“I do think the Indian team has a good chance here but the key would be to take 20 wickets,” the former Indian captain said. “I have no doubt that we will score runs at some stage but the key is to keep our fast bowlers fit. We have got a good crop of young pacers but it’s five Test matches in six weeks.”
“When we won here in 2007, the same bowling lineup played in all three matches and we were lucky that nobody got injured and that made a big difference. If we get our best bowling lineup on the park for at least four of the five games, we will give ourselves a good chance,” he added.
Dravid believes this Indian outfit can win the Test series with the firepower at their disposal. “I have to say India, I will say India 2-1,” he predicted when asked for a scoreline for the series.