Ahmedabad: England cricket team coach Chris Silverwood has admitted that Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel made it very difficult for the England batsmen. Together these two bowlers took 59 wickets and a 1-3 defeat in the series will clearly trouble them for the next few days.
England (Chennai) started off with a big win on the Chennai (Chennai) pitch but then on the turning pitches, the visiting team was defeated in front of Ravichandran Ashwin (32 wickets) and Akshar (27 wickets), in which his batsmen got straight balls. Caused the most trouble.
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Silverwood said during the virtual press conference, ‘His 59 wickets in 4 matches certainly reflects this. it was difficult. They made it very difficult for us, it became difficult to score runs in the first innings, due to which we would have been able to create pressure. But he troubled our batsmen a lot.
Many former England cricketers, including Kevin Pietersen and Michael Vaughan, criticized the pitch but Chris Silverwood said it was only right to admit that he completely beat us in the last 3 Tests.
He said, ‘He completely bothered us in his domestic situation. I will give a lot of credit to Indians for this. He returned after losing in the first Test. We had expected him but he made a very strong comeback.
England Cricket Team coach Chris Silverwood said that the loss would make his team stronger in the times to come as they would learn from their performance during the last one month.
Chris Silverwood said, ‘It will continue to haunt us for a while. Certainly, there is some discussion going on between the players and many coaches, but hopefully we will learn about positive things from this and further strengthen the players.