India tour of England: Sunil Gavaskar claims that Virat Kohli’s Team India is the best Indian cricket team ever – Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was the part of the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 World Cup, has expressed that Virat Kohli led Team India is the best Indian cricket team in the history. He also claimed that Virat and co. will win the India tour of England easily.
India tour of England: “This current team is probably the best ever in the history of Indian cricket. Only the teams from 1983 to 1986 had a similar kind of depth and balance. This team though is better because they have beaten Australia in their own conditions recently and have more game-changers with both bat and ball. If the sun is out, they should win the series easily and, if there are some overcast days, then they should win but may lose the odd Test,” Gavaskar told Quint.
Team India under Virat Kohli’s captaincy
2021 – World Test Championship – Final
2019 – ICC 50 overs World Cup – Semi-final
2017 – ICC Champions Trophy – Final
India tour of England: Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Team India reached the final of the World Test Championship in 2021. India lost to New Zealand in the final at Southampton. This was the first-ever edition of WTC and India has started the next WTC cycle with the India tour of England. After donning the top spot for over a year, Team India is placed 2nd in the ICC Test rankings. New Zealand is at the top while Australia holds the 3rd spot.
India tour of England: Meanwhile, England ended day two of the first Test against India as the momentum shifted towards the hosts after staging a comeback in the second session on Thursday. India are 125/4 with KL Rahul (57*) and Rishabh Pant (7*) at the crease and the visitors are trailing by 58 runs in the first innings before an early stump was called due to rain. In the third session, only one ball was bowled as the rain returned to play the spoilsport. In the second session, India had suffered a collapse as the visitors lost three quick wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane all went cheaply as James Anderson dismissed the India skipper for a golden duck.