MOHALI, March 8 (AFP): India captain Rahul Dravid said his team need more than just home advantage to gain the upper hand against a resolute England in the second Test here Thursday.
"The huge advantage India used to have playing at home probably does not exist anymore. Most teams plan their tours well these days," Dravid told reporters on the eve of the match.
The home conditions did not help in the drawn opening Test at Nagpur as England played better cricket for a major part of the match despite missing key players.
England, without skipper Michael Vaughan, opener Marcus Tresothick and paceman Simon Jones, were brilliantly served by their newcomers to remind India that all was not well with the hosts' batting and bowling.
Dravid said touring teams had learnt to adapt themselves in the sub-continent.