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'Pick Your Best Team': Hussain Has Some Advice For Root Ahead Of India Series

By IANS News
January 26, 2021 • 16:12 PM View: 1393

"Maybe it is because I was brought up in India and I've always seen India vs England as one of the great series - all I would have asked is turn up to Chennai with your best 13 to 15 players," said Hussain.

The 52-year-old urged England to play both veteran pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad against India.


"I think England fans have earned the right for their best team to be there that first day. If it means Broad and Anderson playing together because it's a bit green, worry about the Ashes down the line," said Hussain.

"Worry about New Zealand down the line, pick your best team for what is going to be a fabulous series, and then rotate from there," he added.

Hussain had earlier criticized the England selectors for resting wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests.

Bairstow, Mark Wood, and Sam Curran have been rested for the first two Tests against India, while Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns -- who are not part of the Sri Lanka series -- have been recalled.

England would also be brimming with confidence as they whitewashed Sri Lanka in the two-Test series which concluded on Monday.

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