The four-match Test series between India and England starts on 5 February. Both teams have reached Chennai and started their quarantine period. Team India has recently returned from beating Australia 2–1 on their soil in the Test series, while the England team has come to India by winning the Test series against Sri Lanka. Due to playing in their home conditions, the Indian team is considered to be a strong contender for victory in this series. Meanwhile, former England coach Andy Flower has said that the visiting team has strong players to compete with India this time.
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On the Indian soil in 2012, when England defeated Team India 2–1 in the Test series, Andy Flower was the head coach of the English team. Graeme Swann, Monty Panesar and Kevin Pietersen played a key role in helping England win the Test series. Speaking to PTI, Flower said, “India won the T20 series in Australia and won the Tests in Melbourne and Brisbane this year and named the Test series two years ago, which shows that the visiting team has to leave There are enough opportunities for The nature of cricket has changed. Both batsman and bowler have become more agile and play more aggressive games. These changes happening all around us should be noted. Now these matches will not be boring.
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Flower was asked which team he considers a winning contender in the four-Test series starting in Chennai on February 5, so he did not name any one team. He said, “It is too early to say which team will have the upper hand. However, the England team has a good combination of strong players who can put themselves in a better or winning position. He said that the team which will perform better on important occasions in this series will have a heavy upper hand. He said, ‘Much will depend on the day of the match and taking advantage of important occasions. England have some of the best players who have done well in all formats of the game.