Srinagar: England Test team captain Ben Stokes has issued warning to Team India, insisting that visitors shouldn’t expect any ket down from the hosts after thrashing New Zealand 3-0 in Test series.
England under the new leadership duo of Stokes and red-ball head coach Brendon McCullum, ended with an emphatic seven-wicket win in Leeds on Monday that sealed a 3-0 triumph over the Black Caps.
England, however, have just a few days to enjoy their success before facing India at Edgbaston in a match starting Friday.
The fifth Test was rescheduled after the fixture was postponed last September following a Covid outbreak in the India camp.
India are currently 2-1 up in a five-match series following a 157-run win at the Oval.
“Regardless of the opposition, we’re still going to have the same mindset,” Stokes told reporters after stumps in Leeds on Monday.
“We’ll be concentrating on what we’ve done well over these last three games and look to continue that against India on Friday.”
England had won just once in 17 Tests prior to the New Zealand series.