Chennai: In the first Test match played on Chepauk’s turning pitch, India (Team India) were defeated badly by England (227 runs), after which Virat Kohli’s team is being questioned. England scored a mountain-like score in the first innings and then India were eliminated from the match.
Indian spinners proved to be mild in their own home
The English spinners were bowlers with less experience than India’s veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, but due to the pitch he became even more dangerous. In the Chennai Test, Jack Leach took 6 wickets for England and Dominic Bess took 5 wickets for England. In the first Test match on their own pitch, in their own home, the spinners of Team India have proved to be lighter than the English spinners.
Sanjay Manjrekar gave an idea
The second Test match between India and England will be played in Chennai from 13 February. Before the second Test match, Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar gave special advice to the spinners of Team India through his column written in Hindustan Times. Sanjay Manjrekar says that the spinners of Team India need to work on their fitness.
How to bowl
Sanjay Manjrekar said, ‘The pitch at Chepauk ground in Chennai was turning slow, in such a situation you needed to feed the spinner who threw the fast ball in the air. Ashwin, Kuldeep and Nadeem are excellent spin bowlers, but they need to work more on their fitness.
Ravindra Jadeja would have been very effective
Manjrekar said, ‘Indian spinners need to pay attention to their body and fingers. If you are not fit during bowling, you cannot leave the impact. In such a situation, Ravindra Jadeja would be very effective, because he has done a lot of work on his fitness.
Let us know that Jadeja was seen in the four-match Test series played in Australia last month. Jadeja suffered a fracture in the thumb during this series. According to reports, Jadeja has not fully recovered from the injury and will not be available for the remaining matches of the series against England.