I'm usually very irritated when people go on about how England are better than India at test cricket, when the fact is, they are clearly not.
The only reason India lost was due to ridiculous amounts of injuries and England purposefully setting up the pitches so that the Indian Batsman were completely Bamboozled.
Lets say on the dust bowls of Chennai, who do you think will win a 5 match series?
I'd say 4-0, maybe 3-0 india. First of all, theres no way in hell that Englands bowling attack would bowl out a lineup of:
Sehwag, Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxmann, Dhoni not to mention the bowlers who are all more than capable of batting. Broad and Anderson are the most overrated bowlers of the century, only rated because they play for the Poms. In India, Broads bouncers would be useless and Anderson would be useless aswell as proved in the past. Tremlett is just an awful bowler full stop and Bresnan is only good on English pitches. As proved in England, all the Indian batsman have the measure of Swann and all of England's remaining spinners are rubbish.
Next off, none of Englands batsman are actually any good. Strauss is old, Cook has no technique whatsoever and hes just your run of the mill block/runner with some decent mental strength. Trott is just a boring player who again is like Cook, no technique whatsoever. Pieterson IMO is rubbish at tests as his average shows. He just hits them too much and goes out for low scores as his strike rate is too high. He was only good in England, again due to the conditions. Bell is a decent hitter but cant be relied on and Morgan/Bopara are just awful players full stop. Prior is a decent keeper but again a very average batsman. When you got players like Sharma, Sreesanth and Kumar bowling them rippers at you full speed none of the batsman will be able to cope and if Zaheer is fit he would absolutely destroy that batting attack of his own. It won't be a brownwash because the conditions usually support the batsman and england MAY be able to carve out a draw.
The pitches suit spinners and we have the best spinner in the world by a country mile (H Singh) and the 2nd best (Mishra).
Just because of one fluke result all the poms are saying they're good is really annoying me. They're not and they'll get destroyed if they played even a half fit India team in India.