England head coach Chris Silverwood on Friday stated that his facet anticipated the pitch within the third Test towards India to carry on a little bit longer than it did on the Narendra Modi Stadium. India defeated England within two days in the pink-ball Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. The match noticed poor batsmen from each side fail miserably on a spinning observe, with majority of them getting out to deliveries that did not flip and skidded by means of from the spinners.
“First and foremost, it’s just a follow-up from what Joe Root said yesterday, he got 5/8 yesterday but at the same time, whatever the pitch did or it didn’t do, India ultimately played better than us on that surface, probably they pushed us to the extremes which our players haven’t experienced before,” stated Silverwood in a digital press convention on Friday.
When requested about whether or not England can be speaking to the ICC concerning the pitch used within the third Test, Silverwood replied: “Listen, we will be talking about certain things behind the scenes. But at the same time, we were really disappointed that we lost with three days of cricket left. We are where we are, from my point of view, it’s about heading into the next game and coming out fighting.”
“We have spoken to Javagal (match referee), but it was not about the pitch. I think Joe and I need to have discussions about it really and see where we go from there. We have to accept that we need to get better on these pitches. You look at the first innings, we had an opportunity to score runs and make the best use of the pitch,” he added.
England had opted to go in with only one spinner — Jack Leach — within the third Test. Root, who is often a part-timer, picked his maiden five-wicket haul and Silverwood cited this efficiency to say that the guests didn’t make a mistake in crew choice.
“Joe Root got 5/8 so the second spinner did fine for us. We did expect the wicket to hold up a little longer than it did. Looking back in history in pink-ball Tests, the ball swung for us, Jimmy and all got movement during practice. With the experience we had and having two of our bowlers in the top ten in the rankings, we felt with this pink ball, it would have been an opportunity for seamers to make an impact for us.
“It’s not that we didn’t give it some thought, there was logic, we had a have a look at the stats and the way we are able to use pink ball the very best. Root works very laborious on his bowling, I’m at all times saying to him that he at all times below bowls himself. But Joe being Joe, he needed to do it this time and he bought 5/8,” Silverwood said.
When asked about what type of pitch he would like in the fourth Test, Silverwood said: “I would really like the pitch within the fourth Test to be a match flatter, it will go well with our gameplan. Yeah, I would really like it to be flatter, however we are going to see what the wicket appears to be like like within the coming days and we are going to take it from there actually.”
After both teams failed to shine in their first innings, England were bowled out for 81 in the second innings, setting India a target of just 49 runs. The hosts chased down the total without losing any wicket to go 2-1 up in the series.
With match getting over nicely inside two days, there was a variety of debate across the pitch as soon as once more, however India opener Rohit Sharma clarified that he did not think the pitch had any demons in it.
Even skipper Virat Kohli was vocal about the dreadful batting display from both the sides. Kohli stated the standard of batting was to be blamed as many of the batsmen bought out to balls that did not flip.
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