England opener Rory Burns praised the Indian cricket ahead of their four-match Test series starting February 5. Burns said that India is a tough team and are in a pretty good form, referring to their spectacular win against Australia in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The batsman went on to say that it will especially, difficult to face Jasprit Bumrah, calling him a ‘hard man’. Bumrah will spearhead India’s bowling attack in the upcoming series against.
“Bumrah is quite a hard man to prepare for, isn’t he? He is obviously unique in terms of how he comes and bowls,” Burns said speaking in a virtual conference.
“It would just be about working those angles. I saw the recent series between India and Australia and they are in a pretty handy form, not necessarily their first playing XI at a different point, but still, they managed to get over the line, it is going to be a big challenge in their own conditions, looking forward to it,” he said.
England is set to take on India in a four-match Test series, followed by three ODIs and five T20Is. The England team arrived in India on Wednesday. they are undergoing the mandatory quarantine period in Chennai, the venue for the first two Tests between the two teams. Burns arrived earlier as he missed out on the England versus Sri Lanka Test series. England won the series 2-0.
“It is obviously a challenge, we cannot do much about the schedule, if you waste time thinking about that, it won’t be any good to you. We have three days to put in the work and try to get used to the conditions here. Then it’s a mental switch really, I guess that’s the challenge, I have been around for a while now so I have some experience to draw from,” he added.