Graeme Swann predicts the outcome of England vs India Test series
Team India begins their second cycle of the World Test Championship against England. The five-match Test series gets underway in less than a week from today. The first Test begins on August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
During an interaction on Sportskeeda Cricket's YouTube channel, former England spinner, Graeme Swann made his predictions for the most-awaited Test series of the English summer.
“What I'll say is, and I always say this in England, one Test will be rained off! One match will be drawn due to the rain. I think there will be four results. After watching England play New Zealand, and then New Zealand play India, I think India is in a better place batting-wise. Bowling, they are similar so I am going to say 3-1 to India,” Graeme Swann told Sportskeeda Cricket's YouTube channel.
Swann believes spin bowling will be the key factor that decides the series.
“Oh, or should I say 2-2? You know, I really want to back to England, because I obviously played for them and I love my country. But we are so weak on spin bowling at the moment and later on in the summer in England, spin really does come into the equation, the wickets will turn unless they leave it really green,” he said.
The upcoming five Test matches will be a chance for Team India to get redemption against the Three Lions. It was back in 2007 when India last won a Test series in England. The 42-year-old calls India the favourites to triumph in Brittain.
“I am going to go India 3-1, it doesn't fill me with joy to say that but I think India is a better team, and the fact that New Zealand beat England in that 2-match series, I don't think that augurs well unless they sort their batting out. Two more players in the top-6 have to support Joe Root,” the former England spinner added.