Seven deadly sins: How we lost the Test series
India had the resources to beat England. Here's how the No.1 Test team didn't leverage its strengths.
Bengaluru: This is an Indian cricket team that has the resources not only to dominate visiting teams on spin tracks at home but also to win in seamy England and New Zealand as well as bouncy South Africa and Australia. Which brings us to a closer inspection of how India let slip a great opportunity to beat a vulnerable England side that has lost Tests at home in recent times to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies, apart from Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. So there’s more to the No.1 Test side losing this series 3-1 than being “blown away" at the crunch, as coach Ravi Shastri put it. Here are seven deadly sins that made India pay.