Former batsman Ian Bell has slammed England’s much-debated rotation coverage, saying they had been guilty of thinking too far forward and have gone wrong with the fixed chopping and altering in a “big” Test collection like India.
England fell to an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat within the third Test in opposition to India to go down 1-2 within the four-match collection, whereas additionally getting knocked out of competition from the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) ultimate in June.
“I think England have been guilty of thinking too far ahead of having a squad for the Ashes when actually this is bigger than the Ashes, this is probably as big as the Ashes,” Bell instructed ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
“Why are we rotating in the biggest Test series you are playing in? For me that’s where England have gone a bit wrong,” he added.
The 38-year-old, who featured in 118 Tests for England, feels for the English gamers for whom the excursions to India and Australia could make or break careers.
“These tours, certainly for Englishmen coming to India or going to Australia are the pinnacle. They make your careers, you look back and if you win in those conditions they are remembered for a long long time,” Bell mentioned.
“For me, India are going to come to England in the summer. If they are 2-0 or 1-0 up will they rotate? I know for a fact that when India come in the summer they won’t be rotating their best bowlers or their best players or leave somebody out. They want to win.”
Bell feels sticking to successful combos is vital whereas competing with the most effective groups on this planet. He mentioned kind is topic to enjoying.
“In worldwide cricket you have to be so cautious between the steadiness of taking care of your gamers and doing bubbles however don’t look too far forward.
“International cricket changes all the time, form comes in and out as you play. When you re playing well don’t lose it or change it, winning combinations are so important to keep against the best teams in the world.”
While there was quite a bit of dialogue across the the spin-friendly Motera pitch that noticed tweakers dominate the proceedings within the third Test, Bell feels it was the rotation coverage that made life troublesome for England, who performed only one spinner in Jack Leech. “I’ve got a lot of sympathy for England on these pitches, but I can’t help but feel we’re not making it easy for ourselves by chopping and changing every Test,” Bell reiterated.
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott felt Joe Root and his males had been outplayed by the hosts within the day-night Test and there was nothing wrong with the pitch.
“There is nothing in the rules that says what type of pitch should be prepared. We had first choice of the surface and they were better than us. Simple,” Boycott tweeted.