London: Legendary all-rounder Ian Botham predicts that after outplaying India 4-0 in the just-concluded Tests, England will also go on to win the limited-overs series starting with a one-off Twenty20 match on August 31.
"I think the England squad to be named on Friday will beat India in the five-match one-day series. India are world champions and England were knocked out in the quarter-finals, but don't forget India came to these shores as the world No.1 Test team and look what happened," Botham wrote in his column for 'The Daily Mirror'.
"England are the current World Twenty20 champions and on home soil they have been pretty successful. A knackering series in Australia and the World Cup after the Ashes apart, England's one-day form has been good for a couple of years. I expect to see them target that form of the game over the next few months and beyond," he added.