Hyderabad: England's ODI captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday said even a depleted India would be quite a handful in the upcoming series as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be playing on home turf even though his own side will have no problem in adapting to the conditions.
England whitewashed an injury-hit India 4-0 in Tests and beat them 3-0 in a five-match ODI series when Dhoni and his men visited England in July earlier. But Cook said the dominance in that series counts for little in the five-match series starting October 14 here.
"I don't read too much into the favourites tag. It is going to be a very different challenge, I don't see any relation between what happened in England and what is going to happen here. India is historically strong at home," he told reporters, a day after his team's arrival for the series.