Singapore: Former skipper Kapil Dev has criticized the Indian players for surrendering their No. 1 world Test rankings to England, saying the visitors were just not prepared to deal with the English attack.
"They (the Indian players) were not properly prepared to deal with an England team that are playing top cricket at the moment," he was quoted as saying in 'The Sunday Times'.
"After winning the World Cup in April, they played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and then toured the West Indies, winning against the inexperienced side. So, they thought playing England would also be easy," Kapil said.