October 29, 2012 · 0 Comments
“It’s a huge challenge as history suggests. It is so hard for an English side to win in the sub-continent. We are just desperate to use the conditions in these three (warm-up) games and change things around,” he said.
“Clearly the history shows how hard it is (to win in India). It’s been 30 years (since England won a Test series in India). That’s the sort of challenge we have ahead of us.
“Nowhere is it going to be easy; there are going to be really tough hurdles on the way. We have to overcome those challenges. As players we put ourselves in that situation as to what we want to do. If we want to be tested against the best in hard conditions then this tour is up there,” Cook elaborated.
The 2-1 Test series victory after coming from a match down in 1984-85 under David Gower was the last time England had beaten India in the latter’s shores.
“Both sides have world class players. It’s going to be a fantastic series to watch. Whichever team handles the conditions better will win the series,” said the England skipper.
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