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India as a test team has had great memories over the years at home. Talk about the Border Gavaskar trophies or any other test series played at home. India wins almost all of them in India. But one sour memory was when England toured to India last time. They handed over India a test series loss and that's a very rare thing that happened. Now it's Kohli's chance to make it square against Cook's XI. England tours to India for test matches, ODI and T20 International matches also. A long tour ahead. The first test kicks off from 9th November 2016 at Rajkot. Watch live streaming of all the matches on HotStar and Star Sports with fastest live scores online. Enjoy live telecast with Hindi and English commentary.
India is riding high on success in the test arena. They are comfortably sitting at the top of ICC Test rankings. They haven't lost a match at home since that series against England in 2012-13. They have defeated the likes of Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies on the home soil. Infact they also won series abroad against Sri Lanka and West Indies. Kohli as a captain has done a brilliant job so far.
England is one particular team that has tasted success in India in the recent few years. So it won't be easy for India to beat England. At the same time, England would also find it difficult to beat India this time. Even a lot of players that featured in the last series are no longer in the scene. Likes of Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Dhoni, Tendulkar, Pietersen, etc are not playing now.
The way Indian spinners have troubled the batsmen from South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand; England should be ready for an uphill task. England has a very high dependency on Cook and Root. They need to stick to the crease if England has to post big totals on the board.
At times an aggressive approach in test cricket can be the best counter attack to Indian spinners. Stokes, Woakes and Bairstow can play that role for the England batting line up.
India boasts a strong batting line up with the likes of Kohli, Gambhir, Pujara, Rahane and many more to name. With couple of quickies, Kohli would bank more on the likes of Ashwin, Mishra, Jadeja, etc.
This certainly promises to be a great five test match series. There have been several test series this year that have definitely treated us with exciting moments - as good as what we witness in an ODI or a T20 match! Enjoy live cricket match streaming on HotStar, Star Sports and Doordarshan (DD National) in India.