South African fast bowler, Dale Steyn has admitted that current Indian team led by Virat Kohli is capable of doing anything and will push England hard in the upcoming series.
Meanwhile, Steyn recently announced he will retire from Test Cricket following the World Cup next year. Dale Steyn had a very poor time in Sri Lanka struggling to pick wickets. As a result, the Proteas suffered a humiliating loss at the hands of the hosts.
However, Steyn did not discount the fact that the hosts will definitely take the maximum advantage of the familiar conditions.
“Led by Virat Kohli, this Indian team is capable of anything. I know Virat pretty well. He’s quite a determined character. Five Test matches are going to be good for one team and if one team gets on a roll the other team will be blown away,” Steyn told icc-cricket.com
The 35-year-old Steyn believes it will be a good opportunity for India to record a series win in England.
However, Dale Steyn noted that England seamers can make the difference in the five-match Test series.
“It’s going to be a hard-fought Test series. The England bowlers are a little bit more skilled and that’s where the difference will be … that will be the tipping point,” said Steyn.
The veteran seamer further admitted that he will put his bet on England to win this series.
“The advantage probably lies with England, obviously being at home and with such a long tour. If I put my money, I will probably put it on England. But it is going to be tight,” Dale Steyn concluded.
The Test series will start from August 1 at Edgbaston with Virat Kohli and his boys desperate to win a series in England since 2007.
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