England captain Ben Stokes has now hit out at Elgar's comments ahead of the opening Test between the countries.

England won the first test by five wickets at Lord’s and then chased down 299 runs at Nottingham for a five-wicket win in the second test.

The complete transformation of England’s test team that has seen its batters twice chasing down close to 300-run targets in two successive test matches will give Stokes and McCullum confidence going into the test match against India from Friday.

“India are a different opposition, but we will come out with the same (aggressive) mindset,” Stokes said.

The visitors were leading 2-1 when the last Test was called off due to COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri, the then captain and head coach, had played an important role in India’s dominance.

While Rahul Dravid has replaced Shastri as team’s coach, Rohit Sharma, the new skipper, down with COVID-19.

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