Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who recently predicted a 3-1 victory in the series Team India in the UK, said that the men of Virat Kohli should pack their bags and go home if they eventually lose the Test series against a weak English team.
Vaughan, known for making outrageous predictions before a series of interactions with Harsha Bhogle on CricBuzz, gave his opinion on the 2021 Pataudi Trophy.
As Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were unavailable and a majority of England’s batsmen out of form and training, and India, who are high on consecutive Test series victories in Australia, Vaughan reckoned it was the best possible chance of a series victory. to sign up to the UK for the first time in 14 years.
‘I’m going to put India under a lot of pressure. If they could not win this English team, with the team they had, on the back of winning in Australia (twice), on the back of the unfortunate incidents in terms of Ben Stokes missing, no Chris Woakes – his record in the UK is extraordinary, no Jofra Archer … if India can not beat this English team, they, in the back of New Zealand, must go home properly here, ”Michael Vaughan told Cricbuzz while he had a preview of the test series.
India dominate first-day proceedings against England
India and England started their grueling five-match affair in Nottingham on Wednesday and the tourists have been campaigning since the summer of 2007 to win their first Test rubber in England.
In a sea-friendly state against a world-class Indian attack, England’s usual battle with the bat was again exposed when they finally managed 183 in just over 65 overs.
England started poorly when they lost Rory Burns in the first over. They were soon reduced to 3/66 at the start of the second session, but the red 50th half of the captain, Joe Root, and Jonny Bairstow’s patient 29 helped the hosts to a 74-run stand for the 4th wicket make.
But, as they say, death, tax and an English collapse are some of the few constants in this world that always change, and that is exactly what happened when the home side lost their last seven wickets for just 45 runs.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul cut off the difficult phase before stumps to ensure India ended the day with each of their 10 wickets in the bag.