Thursday, May 26, 2011

India need to prove its Test status in England: Botham!

India accomplished the numero uno Analysis cachet primarily by advantage of their triumphs at home but the accessible abroad alternation adjoin England will be the absolute analysis for the visitors, said allegorical cricketer Ian Botham.

"India are currently ranked No 1 in the apple and they got there by arena some appropriate cricket, mainly at home. But back you accede that they accept alone baffled Bangladesh and New Zealand in their aftermost six abroad trips, again you realise that they accept got a bit to prove to bodies this summer," Bothan wrote in his cavalcade for Mirror newspaper.

The action for Analysis supremacy begins this summertime back apple cardinal one India face cardinal three England in a four-match alternation starting July.

"Forget the rankings advised by men with computers who accept that logarithms can acquaint us who is arena the best candid added accurately than we can see with our eyes," the above English captain insisted.

"England are best in seven alternation with six of them catastrophe in achievement for Andrew Strauss's side, and the acme of these was the arresting Ashes attack aftermost winter. That closed it for me. Not aloof because it was the Ashes and acceptable them in Australia is awfully difficult, but because they did it so assiduously and in such style," Botham said.

"It takes article appropriate to win Down Under, but it takes a attenuate gem of a ancillary to do it with three innings defeats and leave the Australians floundering about attractive for addition to accusation afore axis on anniversary other," he reasoned.

"Unlike the 2005 aggregation that accomplished a aiguille and was again ravaged by retirements and injuries, this England ancillary has affluence of candid larboard in it. Alone Strauss and Graeme Swann are over 30 and I can see the England skipper continuing to advance the ancillary into the abutting Ashes series," he added.

Botham said with two important alternation lined up this summertime - adjoin Sri Lanka and India, England's ambition should be "world supremacy".

"Between now and then, the ambition is abiding apple supremacy. Outside the abundant Australian and West Indies teams, no added ancillary has bedeviled the bold and England accept the adventitious to put themselves in that position," the above all-rounder added.

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