India can beat England in their own backyard: Yuvraj
Dubai: England are currently playing good cricket but India has the wherewithal to beat them in their own den in the upcoming tour, reckons India`s middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh.
India will play a four-match Test series, five ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 match during the tour, starting July 21.
"England is one of the best teams but we`ve been maintaining the number-one ranking for two years and we won in England last time, and I`m sure if we play to our best potential we can win again. England are playing really good cricket," Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj, who returned to the Test fold after a long gap, said he himself is keen to do well in the five-day version of the game.
"In terms of one-day cricket everything has been good for me but in terms of Test cricket I suppose the graph reads a bit up and down. Cricket is my game though and I am going to give this Test series my level best, I will give my 100 per cent," he told ICC`s Cricket World Radio Show.
Looking back at the tough times he went through ahead of this year`s ODI World Cup, where he emerged as player-of-the-tournament, the left-hander said that phase only made him stronger.
"There were times when things were harsh but these kind of experiences made me stronger as a person. I don`t think if I`d not gone through that phase I would have done so well at the World Cup? I think it helped me to understand how important the Indian colours are for me and I now understand how to get better from here," Yuvraj said.