India have been pretty convincing in Test cricket in the last few years. Apart from their incredible home dominance, they have beaten Australia twice in a row Down Under - the second of which would go down in history as one of the finest ever series wins of all-time. Dinesh Karthik, who was very much part of the Test team as recently as 2018, stated that this is probably the strongest Test team in India's history.
"This is probably the best Indian team that has even been out in the park. I haven't seen Ajit Wadekar's 1971 team but I do think this is one of the most versatile, it's got the most number of options in terms of bowling and batting," Karthik told India Today.
"I think this is probably the strongest Test team from the time they started playing. There are some terrific fast bowlers, world-class spinners, a high-class batting line-up and an all-rounder who gives the flexibility to play an extra batter or a bowler. This is probably the best Indian team that has played. Rightfully so, they are playing the World Test Championship final," he added.
India are all set to take on New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship finals in Southampton after which they will kick start the second World Test Championship campaign with a five-match Test series against England. Dinesh Karthik will be doing commentary for Sky Sports during the WTC final and the subsequent English summer.