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Ravi Shastri Slams India’s “Defensive”, “Timid” Batting In Edgbaston Take a look at | Cricket Information

India’s “timid” and “defensive” batting strategy of their second innings allowed England to make a comeback within the rescheduled fifth Take a look at on the fourth day, reckons former India head coach Ravi Shastri. Main by 132 runs, India’s second innings folded for 245. Chasing 378, England are actually simply 119 runs away from the victory goal. “I feel (it was) disappointing, to say the least, as a result of they might have batted England out of this contest,” stated Shastri, who’s a part of the Sky Sports activities Cricket group at Edgbaston.

“They wanted to bat two classes and I believed they have been defensive, they have been timid at the moment, particularly after lunch.

“Even after that they had misplaced these wickets, they might have taken some probabilities. Runs have been vital at that stage of the sport and I believed they simply went right into a shell, misplaced these wickets too rapidly, and gave sufficient time for England to bat at the moment.” Shastri was the top coach of the Indian group again in 2021 when it had taken a 2-1 lead in opposition to England earlier than the tour was known as off resulting from a number of instances of COVID-19 within the Indian camp.

‘Bumrah received his ways incorrect: Pietersen

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen additionally questioned India’s stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah‘s ways, saying his defensive discipline placements made it straightforward for the batters to rotate the strike.

“I do not assume Bumrah received his ways proper at the moment in any respect, and I say that with the best deal of respect,” Pietersen stated.

“There isn’t a approach with a reverse swinging ball that he ought to make it that straightforward for the batter, as a result of the batter is making an attempt so arduous to decipher which approach that ball is swinging.

“When it is reverse swinging at 90mph, the nicest place to bat is on the non-strikers finish, and the flexibility to get to the non-strikers finish as simply as they did this afternoon, it is too straightforward.” Pietersen hoped Bumrah will make use of a special strategy on the fifth and closing day.


“That they had lengthy off and lengthy on, and that was pure insanity. For half an hour that was pure insanity. Even for the final 15-20 minutes of the day’s play, pull them proper in, say ‘Jonny, in case you’re adequate to hit me over the top, please do it.'” “I hope they do not do it tomorrow morning, however for England’s sake, completely, allow them to unfold them so far as they need.”

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