new Delhi: England fast bowler Jofra Archer has claimed that the Indian team (Team India) will not be able to beat England unilaterally even after the Chennai pitch has more spin. England has not been able to beat India a single time in Chennai for the last 35 years, but Archer has said that his team has also come to India this time with great spinners.
‘India will not beat us’
Jofra Archer said that even if there is more turn in the pitch of Chennai, India will not be able to beat us unilaterally. He wrote in his column of the Daily Mail, ‘We also have good spinners and India will not be able to beat us in spin bowling. Let us know that recently England defeated Sri Lanka 2–0 at their home. In that series, England spinners Dom Bess and Jack Leech performed well.
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Hope to have a good pitch in Chennai
Jofra Archer said that his team is expecting good wickets in Chennai so that England bowlers also benefit. Archer said, ‘I have played a lot of matches in IPL here but I have no experience of first class, so there can be challenges in bowling with red ball.’
England won last time in 1985
England was able to win the last time against India at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium (Chepauk) in 1985. The British had named that match by 9 wickets. England scored 652 runs in response to India’s 272 runs in the first innings of this match. In the second innings, India scored 412 runs and England got a target of 35 runs, which England won comfortably by losing 1 wicket.
England lost badly last time too
The last time England team went to play a Test match against India in Chennai in 2016, they lost by an innings and 75 runs, while the British had lost the series 4–0. In the first innings of that match, India scored a record 759 runs thanks to Karun Nair’s unbeaten 303 runs.