Nottingham: England fast bowler James Anderson has revealed what kind of pitch India will get in the first Test match to be held in Nottingham. Let us tell you that the 5-match high profile Test series between India and England is going to start in Nottingham from tomorrow. The first Test match will be played from tomorrow at 3:30 pm at Trent Bridge ground in Nottingham.
James Anderson reveals the secret of the pitch
Revealing on the Nottingham pitch, James Anderson said, ‘The picture of the pitch that has just surfaced is three days before the first Test match. In the meantime, a lot can change. I am sure they will cut some grass and also run rollers on it. Anderson, who took 617 wickets in Test cricket, said, ‘If there is some grass on the pitch, then India also has a good fast bowling attack.’ He said, ‘I am expecting some good pitches. We want speed in the pitches. As fast bowlers, we want speed and bounce because we know that the ball will swing and the chances of the ball taking the edge of the bat increases.
India has no problem
Anderson said, ‘If we leave some grass on the pitch, then I don’t think India can complain, because in the last tour of India we definitely played in their favorable conditions.’ “He used the home conditions to his advantage and I believe a lot of teams around the world do that,” he told Indian journalists on Monday.
Anderson told Rishabh Pant the best
Anderson said that England should prepare good pitches that are fast and bouncy during the five-Test series, just as India had developed spin-friendly pitches at their home grounds earlier this year. Anderson, who has played 162 Test matches so far, admitted that the batsmen of the IPL generation bat carelessly and cited the example of Rishabh Pant in this context. Anderson said, ‘Look at Rishabh Pant, he was doing a reverse sweep on the new ball against me in the last tour. You would never have seen Sourav Ganguly doing this. This experienced bowler did not talk about targeting any Indian batsman before the series.
India’s batting very strong
Anderson said, ‘India’s batting is very strong and you cannot focus on one batsman. Virat Kohli is definitely an important wicket as he is the captain and he has a positive influence on the team. Cheteshwar Pujara is such a batsman who can keep his feet on the crease for a long time. So yes, that is also an important wicket.