Dravid was the final Indian captain to win a Check sequence in England.
“I actually do suppose India have an excellent likelihood this time,” Dravid mentioned throughout a webinar, in accordance with ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
The webinar was organised by Reside Support India, a belief to assist these affected by COVID-19.
Dravid, who’s now the top of the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, mentioned Ravichandran Ashwin versus Ben Stokes might type an “attention-grabbing subplot” to what’s anticipated to be an intriguing sequence.
“There isn’t any query about their (England’s) bowling. No matter bowling assault England placed on the park, particularly their seam-bowling assault, goes to be unbelievable. They’ve quite a lot of gamers to choose and select from and that is going to be terrific.
“However if you happen to have a look at their prime six or prime seven, you actually consider one nice batsman, a world-class batsman who’s Joe Root.
“Clearly, Ben Stokes is one other one, who is an efficient all-rounder, however for some motive Ashwin appears to do properly in opposition to him. And that ought to be an attention-grabbing contest. I do know he is accomplished properly in opposition to him (Stokes) in India, however it’ll nonetheless be an attention-grabbing subplot to the sequence.”
However an Indian staff, on the again of its historic triumph in Australia and the house sequence win in opposition to England, will definitely fancy its probabilities.
“… However I simply suppose India can be well-prepared, have the boldness from Australia, there’s lot of perception within the squad.
“A few gamers have been to England a number of occasions, there’s quite a lot of expertise within the batting order this time round, so that is most likely our greatest likelihood, perhaps say 3-2 to India,” Dravid mentioned.
The previous captain mentioned India, to their benefit, will get quite a lot of time to organize there for the rubber.
“I believe India will play rather well in England this time,” Dravid mentioned.
“It is an amazing alternative we have got. After the WTC closing, they’ll be in England for an entire month earlier than the Check sequence begins. I do not suppose any staff has had that sort of time to organize for a Check sequence as India can have this time, in order that absolutely ought to be an amazing benefit.
“In England, if there’s one factor you’ve got all the time obtained to respect, it is the circumstances. It is barely completely different from say an Australia or India.
“To some extent you kind of get the sensation (as batsmen) that you simply’re by no means set. Even if you happen to’re set and also you get an excellent begin, batting on 30, 40, 50, issues can change in a short time, the climate can change, the ball can swing even after it is 40-50 overs outdated,” Dravid noticed.