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India have bowlers who can win Tests at any cost: David Malan

Surprised by India’s in-form bowling attack England Batsman David Malan on Tuesday said the visiting side has the potential to win Tests in all conditions.

The two teams will clash in the third Test, starting here on Wednesday, with India leading the five-match series 1-0.

“I think they (India) are leading very well; I think Virat (Kohli), the way he goes about his business, is very infectious and you know he is very pulls people with him,” Malan said at a pre-match press conference.

“They (India) have got a lot of depth not only in their batting but also in their bowling, they have bowlers who can win Test cricket in all conditions.

The 33-year-old Malan, a left-handed top-order batsman recalled to the Test squad, said, “…they have a lot of depth and they are great competitors.”

Malan last played a Test against India in Birmingham in August 2018.

The hosts are down 0-1 after losing the second Test by 151 runs at Lord’s, with the Indian fast bowlers leading the way. mohammed siraji wreaking havoc.

England captain Joe Root said on Monday that Malan’s inclusion would strengthen his team’s top three players and hoped that it would yield a good result in the third Test.

Malan has scored 724 runs in 15 Tests since making his debut against South Africa in 2017.

Asked specifically if he has a different approach and the challenges he faced while batting at number three, he said, “It’s not really something that I have done in my career with the red-ball. Have done a lot in cricket, I would have done it 25 or 30 times. I try to play that way, but I play.”

“I try and defend late, I try and drop as far as I can and try and keep the bad ball away and I don’t think the situation would have changed much is,” he explained.

“If they bowl me 30 good balls and I save those 30 good balls, hopefully in the next 30 you’ll get some bad balls… for the most part of my career and hopefully whatever I have.” That is enough to succeed,” he signed off.

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