Things are set for the gruelling five match test series between India and England as the first test rolls from Edgbaston in Birmingham. There have been a lot of debate over the probable winner of the series. Some experts opinion about India lacking their main pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, which may be an added favour for Joe Root’s men. On the other hand, some expert claim the series to be India’s best chance of defeating England at their backyard after 11 years.
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Following the trend of predictions, former England captain Michael Vaughan has also thrown himself in the race and predicted the outcome.
Michael Vaughan’s Predictions
Michael Vaughan posted a video of his prediction on Instagram. He feels England will again prove their mettle and thump India 3-1 to claim the Pataudi trophy. He said England don’t loose five match test series in English conditions.
Leading wicket taker for England
Vaughan named Stuart Broad being the highest wicket taker for England, considering the form he showed in the test series against Pakistan.
Highest run getter for England
The former captain predicted Joe Root to be amongst the runs and lead the charts
Performers for India
Vaughan feels Ishant Sharma will be the highest wicket taker for India and Ajinkya Rahane will the highest run scorer.
“Leading wicket-taker for England would be Stuart Broad. He found form in the Test match against Pakistan at Headingley. Joe Root showed great form in the One-Day series and should continue in the same vein. For India, I will go with Ishant Sharma who will pick wickets for them and Ajinkya Rahane to be the leading run-scorer,’ the 43-years-old said.
Controversies over Adil Rashid
Vaughan has been the talk of the town after he had criticized the decision of including Adil Rashid in the test squad. Rashid was named in the playing XI yesterday and Vaughan took a dig at him, saying the leggie could pick “couple of wickets”