Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja believes India has a good chance of winning the Test series in England as they have a balanced and all-round squad. He says India were a bit unlucky on the last tour but can go to distance this time.
Several experts have termed India favourites to win the five-match Test series involving India and England. Virat Kohli’s team started the tour on a good note as well. They bossed the Nottingham Test but rain forced the final day to be washed out, hence the game was ended in a draw.
Jadeja scored a flamboyant fifty in the opening Test to give India an important lead of 95 runs. His batting has improved a lot in the last two years and he reveals believing in himself is the reason behind it.
“I have changed nothing majorly in my skills. Generally, I look to believe in myself. Nowadays when I get a chance to bat or bowl, I believe in myself and look to give everything I have. That’s the difference between the past and now. Before the game, I just focus on my skill, what I can do better and what I can improve more, whether it’s batting, bowling or fielding,” Jadeja was quoted by ANI as saying.
“I look to just improve game by game. I don’t change too much before the game. I just back myself and believe in myself.”
India are in England since May. They, first, played in the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand but couldn’t lift the trophy. They had to wait for another one and a half months for the Test series against England, which they spent in preparing for the much-anticipated series.
Jadeja is confident India can win the Test series in England this time after having a good balance in the squad.
“Yes, as we have been in the UK since the last two months, it’s been a good preparation time for us. Especially in the English condition, people get ready and prepared for the Test series. So, we had enough time before this series,” he further added.
“I think the last time we played; we were a bit unlucky (2018). But we have a very good balanced team and an all-rounder team. We have good fast-bowlers, spinners and good batsmen. Plus, everyone is young in the team, so I think we have a good chance this time to win this series in England.”
The second Test of the series will be played at Lord’s on Thursday.