nah, not as optimistic this time tbh. really looking forward to it (if it happens idk) but no half way decent spinner + idk how effective southee-boult-jams attack is gonna be in India. And not really confident about batting either against beast mode Ashwin, Jadeja et ali had a look at the scorecards from 2016 the other day to remind myself. classic case of touring side fighting hard for a lot of the game then indias bowlers get on a roll with their second bowl. we kept indias batting relatively quiet until the third test where kohli finally scored runs.
i can see similar happening this year.
Id say itd be a much more difficult this tour time round tstl