Geoff Boycott tips India as favourites for England ODIs

India might have lost the recent ODIs against Pakistan but former England captain Geoffrey Boycott feels that the hosts still stand a better chance of winning the five-match series against England, starting in Rajkot on January 11.

“…it’s about 60-40 in India’s favour, I would say, in this series to come,” said Boycott.

“I don’t think India will be as tough to beat as they were. They’ll still be tough in their own country, they’ve still got a lot of other good players.

“[MS] Dhoni is a fantastic player, there’s [Virat] Kohli – they are good players. It just gives England a bit more of a chance, maybe, but I believe India are right to try and plan ahead and move forward,” Boycott told ESPNcricinfo. Read more