Alastair Cook and team have fared much better than expected on a helpful track in the first Test match at Rajkot. Youngster Hameed had a memorable debut, the allrounders have notched up tons and Ravi Shastri has called Alastair as ‘Master Chef’ for his exploits as a batsman.
Will England go on to win this 5-match Test series? Can they do an encore to what they dished out in 2012? Or will the Indians be able to turn the tables on the visitors? If planets are to be taken into consideration, Virat Kohli will lead India to a famous Test series win over England and extract revenge this time in 2016.
I had predicted before the start of the India-England series in 2012-13 that England will leave Indian shores on a high by winning the Test series. I had made this prediction based on the extraordinary astrological strength of the visiting English team under Cook.
During the years 1980-82, Uranus was in exaltation and produced the greatest sportspersons of the last two decades. In all the four Tests played in 2012-13, England had 6-7 players born in 1980-82 in the playing eleven which sealed them the famous conquest. Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, James Anderson, Monty Panesar – you name them and they had them. England had a great coach in Andy Flower who had a phenomenal horoscope too.
More importantly, they were against M.S Dhoni who astrologically was on a decline post-2011. MS Dhoni had just finished his biggest karma for India, winning the 2011 World Cup (Which I had predicted too) and was on his downward spiral. It is easy to push someone who is already going downhill and Cook did just that to Dhoni in 2012.
Circa 2016; Alastair has come with an inexperienced team with many players born in the 1990s. The core of this England team will produce some famous victories in the future but more so in the limited overs format under Eoin Morgan. They would start delivering the goods from 2017-18 onwards. Right now, under Alastair, this team can only learn the ropes, but cannot deliver or clinch big wins, especially in testing conditions.
They came very close in Rajkot but couldn’t deliver the knockout punch. They will continue to struggle to ‘finish’ off matches in the remainder of the tour too. On the other hand, the Indian team consists of players born during 1984-90 when Planet-X and Planet-Z were in exaltation. This is the right age bracket for victories right now in sports. Hence India’s chances to win this series are brighter.
Importantly, England are up against Virat Kohli, who has just started to blossom as a fantastic captain. Additionally, Anil Kumble the Indian coach has a better horoscope than his England counterpart Trevor Bayliss.
Expect the Indian team to come into its own in the rest of the matches. The spinners will start getting better control, the pacers will start delivering and the team as a whole would perform better than England.
There is definitely going to be a result in this 5-match series. India will definitely end up on the winning side by crushing England to an incredible Test series victory and extract revenge for the ignominy they faced on their own soil in 2012. Watch out!
Greenstone Lobo is a research-based, modern, scientific astrologer and has a special interest in sports predictions. He is the author of the book, ‘What Is Your True Zodiac Sign?’ You can reach him on firstname.lastname@example.org.