Better acclimatization for the Indian players
As pointed out rightly by Virat Kohli, India will be better prepared this time than they were, when they visited England last time in 2014 and lost the Test series 3-1. By the time the Tests arrive, they would have had a fair amount of exposure to the English conditions this time. They will be as comfortable as playing in a home series.
This is a sharp contrast to India's tour to South Africa earlier this year when they arrived only five days prior to the start of the first Test. Ravi Shastri admitted after the series that an acclimatization period of 10 days would have made a big difference to the eventual result. But this time, India will be better prepared for the Tests and hence, stands a better chance of prevailing over their opponents.Published 23 Jul 2018, 16:49 IST