Graeme Swann: “Rock And Roll” England are the slight favorites in the rescheduled fifth test against India.
The postponed fifth Test between England and India would see England as “slight favorites,” according to Graeme Swann.
Ben Stokes, the new captain, and head coach Brendon McCullum have transformed the English Test team, and former England spinner Graeme Swann is happy with the results. He claimed that they are “slight favorites” for the delayed fifth Test against India in Birmingham because of the momentum they are riding from the previous series whitewash over New Zealand. Swann claimed that if everything had gone according to plan, he would have given the Test to India “on a platter” because they were the superior team at the time. But today, he believes the home team has the advantage because to England’s thrilling new style of cricket.
“First off, “rock and roll Test cricket” is the best term I’ve ever heard. That is the perfect way to put it, “Swann responded to a question from NDTV during a meeting with a few media outlets.
“I will note that this game is still being played a year later. Because I would deliver the Test to India on a silver platter if it were this time last year. They had a far stronger team and were much more certain. I’ll never understand how we managed to take the series’ Test match. Only one outstanding knock by Joe Root was necessary “stated Swann.
When the fifth Test was postponed by a year owing to a COVID-19 outbreak in the visiting team’s camp, India was leading the five-match series 2-1.
“But now that you’re going up against an England team, Ollie Pope is playing his best ever for England, and Joe Root is back to his all-time best. Ben Stokes is uniting the group and playing in a really upbeat rock and roll style. It’s not a good idea to play England right now. They just finished playing these three games versus New Zealand, “Swann clarified.
“Don’t get me wrong; there are gaps in the armor. England’s opening bat positions are still exceedingly fragile. However, almost all of the other locations at the moment have had great results. Even under intense strain, spinner Jack Leach only managed to pick up 10 wickets in the Headingley encounter “says he.
He also brought up the fact that India only played one pre-Test warm-up game, against Leicestershire.
Because of that series and the fact that India has only played one game in England, at Leicester, they are into the Test match “cold,” if you will, which is a minor disadvantage, he said, England is in a very strong position and I would say they are slight favorites.
So as an Englishman, I’m satisfied with where we are right now, Swann said.
The fifth Test match between England and India will now take place from July 1–5, and it will be broadcast on the Sony Ten network from Edgbaston in Birmingham.
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