Chennai: On the second day of the Test match between India and England (IND vs ENG), Shahbaz Nadeem has given a big relief to Team India by dismissing 2 important English batsmen. Nadeem told which strategy he took the wicket of Ben Stokes.
Shahbaz Nadeem said, ‘I was trying to bowl outside the off stump but he counter-attacked by playing reverse sweep. Yes, it forced me to make a slight change in my line and length. I then tried to bowl him on the wicket and dismissed him.
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Playing his second Test, Jharkhand domestic legend Shahbaz Nadeem gave 167 runs in 44 overs but as a relief, Stokes and Joe Root managed to get the wickets. Stokes scored 82 runs and Root scored his fifth double century.
Nadeem threw 6 no balls, to which he said, ‘I think I was jumping at the crease a little late, while I have to do the jump time a bit. So it caused some trouble.
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He said, ‘On the first day it was a lot of trouble and today it was a little less than that. I will have to go back and work to overcome this problem on the net.
The 31-year-old bowler, who played 117 matches in first-class cricket, said that the manner in which Root played the sweep shot made it difficult for him to make a special plan.
Nadeem said, ‘Root is a great batsman and he is also in excellent form for some time. He was playing sweep shot very brilliantly, so you have to plan well whether you want to bowl on the stump or outside the off stump.
He said, ‘Of course when the batsmen start sweeping your balls, then you will have trouble, but then you have to stick to your strategy. One has to wait for his time so that he makes a mistake.