IND VS ENG: Ben Foakes appeared in awe before the fourth test, this big thing about Motera’s turning pitch


Ahmedabad: The four-match Test series being played between India and England is at an exciting turn. On the basis of experienced spin bowling of experienced Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel, the Indian team has gone ahead 2-1 in the series. Now the last match is to be held from March 4 and Team India has a great chance to win the series. Before that, England wicket-keeper batsman Ben Fox has made a statement about Motera’s pitch.

Ben Fox never played on such a pitch

Ben Foakes said that the last Test match played on the pitch of Motera, which helped the spinners, was the most difficult match of his international career.

Fox, who joined the team in place of Jose Butler due to the rotation policy, said in an online press conference, ‘The wicketkeeping I have done, the last two matches have been the most difficult for me. In the last match, the pink ball was skidding (slipping), I have not seen such a pitch before and keeping on it was quite challenging ‘.

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Ben Foakes said that he has never seen a cricket ball getting so much turn (rotation) before.

He said, ‘I have never seen the ball taking such a turn before on the two pitches I have played now. It is definitely very challenging. On the very first day, the pitch behaves like the fifth day.

This experience is great for Ben Fox

The last two matches for Ben Foakes included among the best wicketkeepers in the world were excellent from the perspective of learning.

He said, ‘When the ball gets a turn, it is very interesting to do wicketkeeping and in Sri Lanka it was easy because there the ball used to spin regularly. In the test with the pink ball, I saw that the ball is moving more and is slipping off the pitch.

He said that on such pitches no wicketkeeper can catch all the catches. He said, ‘On such pitches you can never catch the ball’.

England’s ‘strong’ strategy

Looking at the previous Test, Ben Foakes said that the team needs to accept that the pitch will behave in a certain way but they have to do their best.

Fox said, “By understanding what is going on, we will get out of it in a better way.” We have to score runs by battling. We have to understand our game plan, which will be different for everyone. Even if you are out, then you have to be out while trying something.

He said England will come here to win and it does not matter to them that the Indian team is eliminated from the World Test Championship.

He said, ‘India has beaten us in every department and if we can bring the series to a level of 2-2, then it will be a great result.


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