Tim Bresnan says England confident of ending dismal ODI record in India
Last Updated: January 4, 2013 3:15pm
Tim Bresnan is confident that England will end their dismal ODI record in India in the forthcoming series.
England's last - and only - series triumph there was back in 1984-85 and in their last 40 ODIs in India, they have won just 13 times.
The last two series between the sides in India have ended in 5-0 whitewashes for the hosts but Bresnan says England's historic Test series victory, and then the 1-1 draw in the T20 internationals, have given the tourists plenty of confidence.
"We definitely go in with a lot of confidence. We won the Test series and then the Twenty20 win at the end, just before Christmas, was a massive confidence boost," said the Yorkshire star.
"If we can play similar cricket to that in a longer format then we shouldn't have a problem."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side are coming under huge pressure - if the Test series defeat to England was not bad enough, losing two consecutive ODIs to Pakistan has made matters much worse.
Despite his optimism, Bresnan does not expect India to make life easy.
He said: "India are a good side, make no bones about that. Each and every international team has a dip in form but they can come back very strong and very quickly. We are expecting a stern test."