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“Still think India are favourites to win the series” – Michael Vaughan
By SMCS - Jan 30, 2024 10:08 am
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that the Indian team can win the series win for India despite losing the first Test in Hyderabad on Sunday, January 28. However, Vaughan believes that they will be in doubt about what sort of pitch to prepare for the second Test as well as India lost by 28 runs.

Team India
Team India

In his column for The Telegraph, Vaughan added: “I still think India are favourites to win the series, because they will react. But India will be second-guessing themselves about what pitches to prepare. I don’t know how the pitches can turn any more than this one did – it ragged.”I said before the series I thought India were better off preparing a flatter wicket than one with more turn.”

However, Team India’s spin duo Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin were not at their best of form. They picked up 11 wickets between them, with England scoring well. Meanwhile, Joseph, who took a fifer on debut, shone with the ball with seven wickets as the Caribbeans successfully defended 216 to win by eight runs at the Gabba as well.

Team India
Team India

“West Indies arrived with seven debutants in their squad – four have made their debuts. They have all contributed. One of those, Shamar Joseph, has bowled his heart out, with an injured toe, to deliver West Indies a magical win. But West Indies’ future depends on the distribution of wealth. There’s a great danger that Shamar Joseph goes down the Twenty20 route,” Michael Vaughan concluded.