India vs England Live Cricket
Done with the warm ups! Now let us get to the real business! India vs England 2014 kicks off soon and the cricket fans just can't wait for The Big Test (as christened by ESPN Star Sports). It has been 14 test matches away for India without a win. And it has been a disastrous series loss for England against Srilanka recently. With both the teams under pressure and out there to prove a point, we would certainly witness one of the best test series. Don't forget to enjoy India vs England 2014 live streaming on Star Sports in India and Sky Sports in the UK. Meanwhile ESPN Star Cricket network will provide comprehensive telecast of the test series on Star Sports HD with English and Hindi commentary in India. Click here for the full schedule.
Rahul Dravid has a big role to play in this series as he will play the role of batting consultant for India. Way back in 1996 he kicked off his test career playing against England in England. His knock of 95 runs at Lord's made him a firm batsman who later emerged as one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket. Not to forget, India has won only three test series in England so far, out of which one came under Dravid's captaincy. So he would certainly be the best person to consult Indian batsmen on this tour. He is contented to see the current batsmen playing well in the warm ups. His bigger concern remains to be the bowling unit that needs to bowl out England twice. Same is the concern for every Indian fan.
MS Dhoni played consistently well in 2011 when India suffered a 0-4 test series loss to England. His captaincy would be on stake if he doesn't make a mark with his team this time out there. He knows his challenges and accepts the fact that he has to bank more on the batsmen with a relatively inexperienced bowling attack.
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Meanwhile eyes would be on Kohli and Pujara who are well known for their batting skills. Pujara is termed to be the next Dravid of India. While Kohli has already proved his batting playing away from India. India is well equipped with other batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Rahane, Dhawan, Murali Vijay, etc. Bowling side has the likes of Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ashwin, Jadeja, etc.
Talking about England, they are also a bit similar to India taking into consideration the re-building phase. England just lost a series to Srilanka which was a major setback for captain Cook. He too has a lot to prove just like his counterpart.
With so much of pride on stake, we are bound to have two months of quality cricket in England. Stay tuned with ESPN Star Cricket network.