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India vs England 2016: 5 England players India should be wary of

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England will be missing the services of Jimmy Anderson

The biggest test for both England and India in 2016 is the upcoming five-match Test series between both these teams in India from November 9.

India go into this series with a 3-0 win over New Zealand while England lost to Bangladesh by 108 runs in the second Test and were held 1-1 by the hosts in the two-match series. England’s batsmen had a torrid time against the Bangladeshi spinners and will have their task cut-out against R Ashwin and co.

India under Virat Kohli are a completely different unit and the skipper would want the team to forget what happened when England toured India for a Test series last time. England are coming into the series as underdogs and the Indian team management won’t consider them as pushovers.

The home side should be wary of few England players going into the series. Let us take a look at the players who should not underestimate going into the series.

#1 Moeen Ali 

Moeen Ali became Moeenalitharan after the 2014 series against India

The last time India played England in a Test series, MS Dhoni's men took Moeen Ali lightly and were complacent against the offie, who was a part-timer in 2014. The series against India gave Ali a breakthrough as a bowler and since then, he has been one of the vital cogs in England’s bowling line-up. 

Ali has improved a lot as a bowler and is one of the best in the business at the moment. England might go in with two frontline spinners and an all-rounder in Moeen Ali but it will be Ali, who can trouble the Indian batsmen when compared to the others. 

Ali has the tendency to bowl faster in the air and can extract a lot of bounce from the wicket. With the wickets in India known to assist the spinners, Ali can exploit the conditions and trouble the Indian batsmen. He can also come in handy with the bat down the order. 

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