Exhausted from injuries and without its star players, India under Ajinkya Rahane recorded a 2-1 victory in the Border-Gavaskar four-test series. The series victory included a memorable three-wicket victory at Gabba in Brisbane where they chased a 328-point goal on the final day of the test match.
“It’s not an easy place to turn, and India’s confidence will be searing in winning a la Gabba for a series victory in Australia earlier this month,” Broad wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“I can tell you that they had supporters with this England team throughout this decisive game in Brisbane. The solidarity, character, spirit and will that they showed was phenomenal. team in the world would have been proud of what India has achieved despite being exhausted by injuries, ”he added.
With their series victory in Australia, India currently sits at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table.
“They are the leaders of the World Test Championship for good reason. But we went from being admirers to being their enemy in a matter of weeks and what we cannot do is build India in our minds. are not impregnable, ”said the 34-year-old.
The 144-test veteran also praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli, calling him “the best” drummer he has ever seen.
“Virat Kohli is one of the best I have ever seen, but if we go through all of their positives, we will be defeated before we even start. We have to build on our own strengths. We enter the series in great form ourselves. “said Broad while highlighting England’s recent 2-0 test series victory in Sri Lanka,” said Broad.
“We have batsmen, bowlers and versatile players in the top 10 of the world rankings. Yes India is a brilliant team, and it would be one of the most remarkable wins in the series if we managed to pull it off, but we know that if we have the right mindset we can beat anyone, ”he added.
India only needs to win the four-game test series against England, starting on February 5, by a 2-0 margin to seal a place in the World Testing Championship final. If they lose a test against England, they will have to win three matches.
England, on the other hand, must beat India 3-0. Even a series drawn 2-2 will not be enough for England to overtake India and finish in the top two of the Test Championship final.