India, renowned for its challenging conditions, has proven to be a formidable fortress, having not lost a Test series at home since 2012. Notably, England, captained by Alastair Cook, was the last team to clinch a Test series victory in India.

Responding to Harmison's remarks, England captain Ben Stokes defended their preparation strategy. Stokes highlighted their training plans, revealing a camp in Abu Dhabi before their India venture, asserting confidence in their readiness for the series.

The English Test captain has responded to Harmison's comment

"Good job we’re going to Abu Dhabi for a training camp before we go to India for even more training before that 1st test then isn’t it," tweeted Stokes, indicating their comprehensive preparation approach.

The upcoming series raises intrigue regarding England's aggressive tactics against the challenging conditions in India, known for pitches favouring spin from the first day, often concluding matches by the third day. 

With the series set across distinct Test venues like Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamsala, the pitches are poised to be a significant talking point during the matches.