London, Aug 2(ANI): Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said the Andrew Strauss-led team, which leads the ongoing four-match Test series against India 2-0, is the best he has ever seen.
"You look through the England line-up, and there is nobody you would want to replace. It is the all-round depth that really impresses me. In the past you might choose a slightly inferior bowler because he could bat a bit," Hussain writes in a Daily Mail article.
"Now England are picking their best four bowlers and three of them can really bat as well. Even Jimmy Anderson is a much-improved batsman and capable nightwatchman," he added.
Hussain also insists that England have 'emphatically proven' that they are better than World No.1 India.
"I think England are realising now that they are embarking on what might become a very special journey. They want to push on and they want to keep on improving. There is a bit of arrogance and a swagger about them, but that is a good thing. They have such self-belief and they do not fear anyone in world cricket, including this India side," Hussain wrote.
"They will get to No 1, probably by the end of this series - which they need to win by two clear Tests to replace India - and they will stay there for a long time. I certainly don't see England taking a backward step as India have done here. For it is in the off-field issues that England are so impressive compared to India, too," he added. (ANI)