New Delhi: England’s team is facing criticism from all sides after losing badly by 151 runs in the Lord’s Test at the hands of India. Former England captain Andrew Strauss believes that England will not be able to forget this defeat at the hands of India at Lord’s and its effect will be visible in the coming matches as well.
England will not be able to forget the beating at the hands of India at Lord’s
Andrew Strauss believes that the way Joe Root’s team lost in the second Test at the hands of India, it will remain in the rest of the matches of this five-match series. After taking hold of the match, the England team lost by 151 runs on the last day of the Lord’s Test. Andrew Strauss told ‘Sky Sports’, ‘England was close to victory, but the match got out of their grip before lunch on the last day. England’s top order collapsed once again. This put pressure on the middle order and India had enough overs to get him out.
This veteran took the class of England fiercely
Andrew Strauss said, ‘Any series with India and especially with Virat Kohli is competitive. He played great Test cricket for five days. India deserved this victory. He tried his best to win. The tussle of this defeat for the England team will be for a long time. Andrew Strauss also demanded a change in England’s top order. For the first time in the Test history of England, both the openers were dismissed without opening an account in both the innings. Strauss said, ‘England has a lot of problems. Dom Sibley is not in form. The return of Ollie Pope is necessary, but is it the right time to land him at number three? Solutions to all these questions have to be found.
This veteran told England a fool
Former veteran cricketer Geoffrey Boycott believes that England appeared ‘stupid’ in their strategy in the second Test against India and allowed emotions to take over. After starting the fifth day of the Lord’s Test in a strong position, England suffered a 151 run defeat due to India’s brilliant game. During the match, there was a heated exchange between the players of both the teams and India took advantage of these situations by raising the level of their game while the England team failed to do so.
Bumrah and Shami praised
When Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were batting during the Indian innings, England spread the fielding. Both these fast bowlers made an unbroken partnership of 89 runs with the bat, which helped England set a target of 272 runs in the fourth innings of victory. When India declared the innings, England had to bat for about 60 overs. His team got out for 120 runs in front of the sharp bowling of Mohammad Siraj, Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Shami.
Geoffrey Boycott said, ‘Joe (Root) was doing well with his fielding decoration and captaincy, but seeing Jasprit Bumrah at the crease, he started reacting like a bull does after seeing red clothes. He encouraged Mark Wood to hit Bumrah with sharp short pitch balls. It is obvious that the England captain and some of his players wanted to avenge such bowling by Bumrah against James Anderson in the first innings.