INDIA UNAFFECTED AND UNCHAINED

By: Aparajita Patel

“We have no cause to make any changes unless guys have niggles, which we haven’t had since the previous Test.”

In his pre-match press conference, Virat Kohli was punctual. England’s batting has been dragged down by a four-pronged pace attack, giving India a psychological advantage. The India captain does not appear to be in the mood to shake things up for the third Test, which begins on Wednesday at Headingley.

The hard figures are as follows: Five Indian fast bowlers have taken 39 English wickets in the first two Tests. In the first two Tests, India’s pace attack has pressed heavily on England’s batting. India had 39 wickets thanks to Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur. There is no reason to modify anything, according to Virat Kohli, unless people have niggles. The third Test between England and India begins on Wednesday at Headingley. The batsmen of England believe that the hosts have suffered as a result of the unrelenting pace aggression.

Virat Kohli, India’s captain, believes the wicket at Headingley was not expected to be as poor as it has been. In the absence of Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, and now Mark Wood, England has been facing a fast bowling dilemma. On this ground, no member of the current Indian squad has ever played a Test match. 

In the first two Tests, India’s pace attack has pressed heavily on England’s batting. India had 39 wickets thanks to Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur. There is no reason to modify anything, according to Virat Kohli, unless people have niggles. The third Test between England and India begins on Wednesday at Headingley. The batsmen of England believe that the hosts have suffered as a result of the unrelenting pace aggression. Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh weaved a web around England batsmen the last time India played here in 2002.

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