It's 60-40 in India's favour, says Boycott

Jan 10, 2013, 07:52 IST | Correspondent

Former England skipper Geoffrey Boycott feels India have a better chance of winning the five-match one-day international series against England, starting in Rajkot on January 11

“It’s about 60-40 in India’s favour, I would say, in this series (against England) to come,” said Boycott. 

“I don’t think India will be as tough to beat as they were. But, they’ll still be tough in their own country, they’ve still got a lot of other good players.

Geoffrey Boycott

“(MS) Dhoni is a fantastic player, there’s (Virat) Kohli — they are good players. It just gives England a bit more of a chance, maybe, but I believe India are right to try and plan ahead and move forward,” Boycott was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

“India are trying out one or two new fast bowlers. They are making Ravindra Jadeja a major spinner; we all know about his batting, and his triple-hundreds, but you make him like a spinner, get some young fast bowlers in, because Zaheer Khan is more or less past it,” he added.

Boycott said the hosts should not worry about the recent series loss to Pakistan, “I know that losing to Pakistan may hurt a lot of supporters of Indian cricket.

That’s part and parcel of the game. You’ve always got to remember you are the world champions,” he said. 

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