London: England Test captain Andrew Strauss considers the upcoming series against India as tough as the historic Ashes but is banking on home advantage to upstage the world's number one side.
"This series against India is certainly up there with the Ashes. I think the one thing we have in our advantage over the Ashes is home advantage," said Strauss ahead of the series starting July 21 at the Lord's.
"We expect to beat any side at home and so you should because it is a substantial advantage. But you only have to look at what India have done in the last two years to know they will be incredibly confident," he added.