England coach Andy Flower says tour of India will be an 'exciting' challenge
Andy Flower has already turned his attentions to the "exciting" tour of India after England's exit from the World T20.
Last Updated: 03/10/12 3:33pm
The defending 20-over champions failed to reach the semi-finals of the 2012 event after suffering defeats to West Indies and host nation Sri Lanka in the Super Eight stage.
England's struggles on the sub-continent have been well documented in recent years, with Flower's side suffering a whitewash in a five-match one-day series the last time they visited India.
Flower knows England will once again be up against it during a tour containing four Tests, two Twenty20 internationals and five one-dayers, but insists they will be up for the challenge.
"I see it as a great challenge for us, out in the sub-continent. Trying to win in India is tough, but therefore exciting," he said of the tour, which runs from November to January.
"I wouldn't relate it to anything that's gone in the past this year. That will be a challenge on its own."
If England and Cook will be under scrutiny during the tour, the hosts will also have something to prove after they failed to reach the last four of the World Twenty20.
Sections of the Indian media criticised the tactics of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni following a narrow victory over South Africa which was not good enough to see the 2007 champions progress from the Super Eight.