India v England: We’ve learned from mistakes against Pakistan – Finn

India v England: Steven Finn insists the tourists have learned from their mistakes in the series whitewash against Pakistan at the start of 2012

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Steven Finn insists England are ready to put the lessons they learned from their defeat by Pakistan earlier this year to use ahead of their Test series in India next month.

England suffered a series whitewash against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates at the start of the year, with Andy Flower’s men struggling to cope against spin.

Since the loss, England have been deposed as the world’s number one Test side and Alastair Cook has replaced Andrew Strauss as skipper.

However, Finn feels the tourists have learned from their mistakes and are ready to end their 27-year wait to win a Test series in India.

“It was disappointing for us but it was probably necessary to learn from our mistakes over there,” said Finn.

“We hate losing a Test series and games of cricket. The lessons we learned over there will stand us in good stead for this tour of the sub-continent.

“We made an improvement against Sri Lanka months later and moving forward into this tour here, it’s important we learned from our mistakes back then.”

He added: “We haven’t won there for 27 years as an England team.

“It’s going to be important that we steel ourselves for that and it’s obviously a difficult place to go and tour.

“We’re ready and we feel we can hit the ground running and we’ve got the three warm-up games.

“It’s a difficult place to tour but it’s not formidable for us. Hopefully we can come back with a good result.”

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