India appear “just about unbeatable” after their historic Check triumph in Australia and England can be attaining one thing greater than their “obsession” Ashes if the vacationers handle to upstage Virat Kohli’s males subsequent month, feels former spinner Graeme Swann.
England can be touring India for a four-match Check collection, starting on February 5, adopted by 5 T20 Internationals and three ODIs.
Swann mentioned India, regardless of captain Kohli not being accessible after the primary match, dominated Australia like only a few sides have.
“England all the time saying ‘effectively the Ashes are developing’. Australia aren’t the very best staff on the planet anymore. They was, by miles, … they don’t seem to be now, however we’re obsessive about this,” Swann instructed tabloid ‘The Solar’.
“We now have to maneuver away from wanting ahead to the Ashes collection. I feel beating India in India is a far increased factor to try for proper now. They’re just about unbeatable in India since we beat them in 2012. Why is not that the entire thing?” he requested.
He mentioned if England need to be the very best on the planet, they need to transfer away from the fixation of simply attempting to beat Australia in away collection. The Ashes is scheduled to start out in December this 12 months in Australia.
The 41-year-old Swann, who took 255 wickets along with his off-spin from 60 Checks between 2008 and 2013, requested the England gamers to be taught from previous errors and tackle spin like Kevin Pietersen did the final time the Three Lions received a collection in India again in 2012.
“Why aren’t folks saying ‘proper, this can be a probability to get this staff with good gamers of spin, use their ft, change the entire manner we face spin bowling, after which we will beat India’.
“We’re not going to beat India until spinners are taking wickets after which we have got somebody batting like we had with Kevin Pietersen.”
Swann feels former captain Pietersen modified the best way England performed towards spin.
“He was ultra-aggressive. Let’s face it KP was an excellent participant and he batted unbelievably effectively there.
“We’ve not executed it since, we have not learnt from how Kev batted on that journey and have not gone on and used that because the blueprint.”