KOLKATA: Sourav Ganguly said Virat Kohli and Co are overwhelming favourites to win the next month’s full series in England.
“I’m very hopeful that India will win in England. The way they have played the ODI series in South Africa, if they are able to hold back the momentum, they will absolutely win.”
India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests in the tour of England beginning July 3.
England recently suffered a nine-wicket loss to Pakistan at the Lord’s Test before levelling the series 1-1 at Headingley.
“India are a far better side than Pakistan. India will have better chances of winning the series,” Ganguly said.
India captain Kohli’s phenomenal batting form has fetched him the BCCI’s best cricketer award for two seasons and Ganguly said he should just keep playing.
He’s nearing 30 and has another six-seven years… He just has to keep playing and don’t worry about anything.”
To honour former president Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI has rechristened four awards in remembrance of the late administrator.