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Published on: Jul 21, 2018
Retired England off-spinner Graeme Swann feels India will do well if the ball does not swing. He also opines Kuldeep Yadav could be an asset for India in the Tests.
"If the ball doesn't swing, England will have to rely on reverse swing later on. Jimmy is not the same bowler with the older ball because by the time it starts reverse swinging, Kohli will be 60-70 not out," Swann was quoted as saying in a PTI report.
"England did well last time because Jimmy had the new ball swinging. It's just not Indians who don't do well against swing. Every batsman in the world doesn't like it when the ball swings around especially when Anderson is bowling," he further added.
On Indian spinners, Swann said Kuldeep Yadav should play in the first Test, "If I was an Indian, I would desperately want him to play in the Tests because he does provide mystery and the English batsmen cannot pick his googly. He also bowls a good length and went for just 20-odd on a beautiful batting wicket at Nottingham,” Swann went on to say.
--By A Cricket Correspondent