Pitch looks very similar to last Test: Joe Root


Ahmedabad, Mar 3 (PTI) England skipper Joe Root on Wednesday stated the pitch for the fourth and closing Test towards India looks very similar to the one on which his group was decimated within the third recreation however the guests have learnt their classes to be prepared for the problem beginning Thursday.

India want to both draw or win the match to discover a place within the World Test Championships closing in June, whereas a win for England would revive a few of the misplaced confidence after the beating inside two days within the third Test.

“It’s (the pitch) looking very similar…I think the most important thing is that we learn all the lessons from the last two, two test matches and make sure we’re back for it,” Root stated when requested concerning the raging debate over the pitch within the last Test and the way this one was trying.

“It’s important that if we get ourselves in a similar position in the first innings, we really make that count. And try and get some scoreboard pressure in the game, you know, early on,” he stated on the digital press convention, on the eve of the sport right here.

Root conceded that there’s “no point talking about the pitches” as everybody has an opinion on what a great pitch ought to be. He stated what his aspect would attempt for is to play higher than the opposition.

Everyone’s opinion on what is an efficient wicket, sporting wicket or unacceptable wicket is completely different. There have been a number of low-scoring video games in Test cricket in current instances however not so way back there have been thrilling five-day video games as nicely,” he stated.

As gamers you want to play at what is true in entrance of you and ensure to play higher than the opposition. And that’s the problem for us this week.

“We have tried to get on with it and discover methods to be higher on pitches which might be in entrance of us. That is what we are going to do this week. We will try to outplay India and if we will try this then it is going to sum up a very good tour for us, he added.

Root stated the English batsmen will look to construct partnerships.

“I feel that as batters for those who don’t rating runs, you’ll at all times take a look at yourselves, you’ll at all times try to discover methods to enhance and we’ve definitely performed that.

“We’ve looked at a couple of dismissals and how we’re going to find ways of building big partnerships and getting some significant scores on it if it is a similar surface this time around,” he added.

He additionally knowledgeable that the group has not finalised its 11 or 12 at this stage however made it clear that off-spinner Dom Bess was up for choice.

“No, not at this stage and we’re going to have another day to see what that wicket finally looks like, ahead of things and we’ll get a team at the toss,” the England skipper knowledgeable.

“He (Dom Bess) is certainly up for selection. He has been training really well. He’s got a very good character and if he gets a chance to play I’m sure he’ll be desperate to try and exploit the surface if it’s anything like the last two games,” he added.

The England captain stated his aspect had not underestimated left-arm spinner Axar Patel who grabbed 18 wickets within the two Tests that he has performed.

I positively don’t suppose we underestimate him (Axar). I feel that he’s exploited the floor very nicely. He’s managed to beat each edges of the bat, which for any spinner is precisely what you’re searching for on a regular basis,” stated Root, lavishing reward on Patel.

He stated England batsmen want to do higher at masking the stumps and take a look at to rating when doable to put stress on the Indian bowlers.

According to Root, his group has at all times obtained higher on the finish of the sequence and expressed optimism that they are going to do the identical this time additionally.

I’s been clearly fairly difficult with the surfaces that we’ve had right here and the best way that we’ve performed within the last two video games, meaning nothing this week, no matter occurred has occurred.

“We look ahead as a group and we’re coming to this recreation filled with confidence and try to do precisely that, end off actually sturdy and ensure that we do all the things we will to win this recreation as a result of it could end what could be a very profitable tour for England aspect in Asia,? he stated.

Root additionally backed struggling Ben Stokes to come good within the closing Test and stated he won’t ever doubt the all-rounder’s skills.


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