England didn’t trust their defence: Wasim Jaffer


As instructed to Devendra Pandey

Most of the batsmen have been out to the straighter ball. England had received the toss and so they had a terrific likelihood of scoring large, like they did in Chennai. No crew coming to the sub-continent ought to count on inexperienced tracks. They are anticipated to play on turning tracks. Sometimes I really feel visiting groups complain rather a lot. When we went to Australia, certainly one of their gamers had remarked ‘Come and play in Gabba.’ It’s their power and so they needed to make use of it. When we go to England can we get inexperienced tops?

I agree with Rohit Sharma that groups will play to their strengths in dwelling situations. The present Indian bowling assault is the most effective bowling assault on the planet. Be it spin or seam, we’re the most effective.

I really feel England batted badly within the first innings. They had brain-fade moments. Probably they have been overthinking. At the identical time, they relied closely on Joe Root and Ben Stokes to ship. If they don’t rating, the opposite guys don’t have that have of batting for lengthy hours in sub-continent situations. They didn’t trust their defence, which is a key to success in Test cricket. I felt the pitch was not that unhealthy. If England had scored some 250 odd runs within the first innings, it might have been a superb Test match. There isn’t any level in blaming pitch.

Look at soil earlier than enjoying 4 pacers: Amol Muzumdar

More than pitch, the issue lies some other place. This England crew has come right here with textbook plans. But it doesn’t all the time work. It is like they’ve written down one thing and so they wish to observe that. That is principle. But you will need to assume on one’s toes. In the pink-ball check, they performed 4 quick bowlers. At least look out on the soil. If on a dry pitch one crew performs 4 quick bowlers, they may run into issues. After successful the primary Test match, they have been in a superb place however they’re simply following a specific plan with out utilizing cricketing sense.


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