Premier Test opener, Murali Vijay has stressed on collective team effort ahead of the five-match Test series against England commencing on August 1 at Edgbaston.
Meanwhile, India will be keen to come back after losing the ODI series 2-1. Furthermore, they will also be desperate to improve their statistics from the last time they toured in 2014.
Speaking to India TV, Murali Vijay opened up on various aspects from the upcoming tour. Talking about the challenges this kind of pitches poses, Vijay said every condition has its challenges.
The classical batsman is also hopeful of India’s chances this time around.
“Every condition presents its own challenges and as a cricketer, you have got to be ready to accept it and just put your best foot forward. It’s just a matter of time before we start as a Test team and hopefully, we can win this time. It will be crucial for us to stay together throughout,” Vijay said.
India lost the series 3-1 despite going up 1-0 after two Tests. This time around Vijay hopes to finish what he and the team started in 2014.
“For sure, it is an opportunity for us to go and do well like the seniors before us. They all went there with the same mindset like ours and whether it is winning in England, Australia or New Zealand, it’s not going to change. It’s a collective effort and hopefully we can get the momentum going and win the series,” he added.
In conclusion, Murali Vijay admitted he is working on his fitness and looking forward to doing well in England.
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