TE24 Sports Desk:
In three consecutive foreign Tests, India have failed to defend four innings overall, this time at Edgbaston for 378 runs. The series ended 2-2, but it looks like a loss to India as it is totally in a position to win the game and has slipped in 4 innings.
Despite the push from Joe Root and Johnny Bainesu, it was a bowling unit error and the spectators also misunderstood their tactics. Batting impulse of two innings also contributed significantly to the defeat as India had a chance to close the door on the hosts.
Last November, Rahul Dravid pulled the reins of the world’s top Test team from Robbie Shastri, finished a memorable run in Australia and led England 2-1 in four games. The series defeat to South Africa’s young Proteas team and the defeat at Edgbaston was a mixed start for Dravid.
What did India do wrong in Edgbaston?
With a 132-run lead in the first innings, the visitors got a chance to take England out of the fight on the third and fourth day. However, the fall of the mid-range shattered that hope, as he lost seven wickets for 92 runs on the fourth day. On the morning of the fourth day, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant kept the one-hour game away from England.
However, Shreyas was a jumpjack against the short ball and his departure brought England back into the game. His concerns have also cast doubt on the next batsman. Suddenly England began to believe and softened India’s subjugation with short balls before being polished. It could have been 475, as England’s four-innings target came down to 378.
Not surprisingly, Indian batting coach Vikram Rathore explained the team’s batting performance as usual in the second innings. “When it comes to batting, I agree that it was a very normal day. We were in front of the game. We were in a position to lose them from the game. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen,” Latur told a news conference. Used a shortball plan against us.We had to show our strategy, not our purpose.
Bowling, India have made an inload after exchanging balls on the 21st. But strategically, they made a mistake during the pairing that Root O won the match
Contrary to the whole attack of the Corey Shastri era, Rabindra used Jadeya on the wicket and got negative thoughts from the beginning. The outside of the right-handed foot stump was rough and Jadeja was not accurate enough to consistently land the ball in the area.
Also, Root never let the left-arm spinner into the ditch. He opened the offside and continued to spin, then took out paddle sweeps and back sweeps to completely disrupt the bowler’s rhythm. “Root is the best player in the world for spin. (Virat) Kohli, (Steve) Smith, (Ken) Williamson and he is the best among Root.”
The change, however, could be used as an alternative to the attack around the gate of the Jadeja ticket. However, it lacked tactical sharpness from the think tank. As soon as.
Bainsu joins the route, the field splits and the two batsmen are able to take the singles uninterrupted. Britain never avoids buzzing balls. They have chased more than 290 goals in four innings with New Zealand. However, India should have shown the courage to hold on to the field and challenge the batsmen to rise to the top with a more balanced bowling attack.
The line that Indian high-speed bowlers stuck to Bainsu was one-dimensional. The latter has its weaknesses against incoming delivery, but Jaspreet Bumrah as captain was his first because the sailors were bowling at the stumps and he had five fielders at his feet. The test made things predictable for the batter. The bowlers rarely bowled outside the stump test matchline. It was not a good sign for tourists.
The story of South Africa
Batting in South Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town has also proved to be an Indian bugbear. In Cape Town, their weakness against aggressive short-pitch bowling became apparent again, with Cheteshwarfara, Ajincharahane, Mohammad Shami and Bumura falling in such throws in the second innings. Unlike
The South African match at Edgbaston was a low-scoring match. Still, the South African batsmen seem to have lost a plot in a series of bowling defeats as South Africa built a decent partnership. They lacked patience, tried too hard and lost a run.
“Thodapientrakhnachahiye (we have to be patient)” stumpy Rishav told his teammates on the fourth day of the match at Edgbaston, picking up Pant. Under the previous leadership, India’s golden rule was to make hostile batsmen work for their runs.
The instructions were clear. If the batsman scores a century, he will have to face at least 200 balls. In Cape Town, where South Africa chased down 212 to win by seven wickets, young Keegan Petersen scored 82 runs at an average of over 72. At Edgbaston, Beinsu scored 106 points from 140 pitches and 114 points from 145 pitches in the first innings. Second dredging.
Also, and very importantly, India missed their best batsman, Rohit Sharma, in all three Tests.