Ahmedabad: The four-match Test series between Team India and England (IND VS ENG) is 1-1. In the first match, where the visiting team defeated the Indian team, in the second match, Team India took revenge and defeated England. Now the third Test of the series will be played from February 24 at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera. This match will be day-night and will be played with pink ball. In such a situation, which team falls on whom, it is difficult to guess from now.
Stokes is ready for every challenge
England all-rounder Ben Stokes said that Test players should be accustomed to playing in all kinds of situations, ignoring the discussion about the helpful pitches of spinners in India. Stokes does not know how the ground pitch will behave, but he believes that top-level cricketers should be prepared to face all kinds of situations.
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Stokes (Ben Stokes) wrote in his column in the ‘Daily Mirror’, ‘Being a Test batsman means that you should be able to face all kinds of situations. India is a place where it would be very difficult for foreign batsmen to achieve success, but the same happens in England.
He said, ‘And this challenge is part of the game and that’s why we like it’.
Motera’s ‘Mystery’ pitch
Stokes (Ben Stokes) said, ‘Usually in pink ball matches around the world, there is such a period when the ball is supported in the light and then the role of fast bowlers is important.
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Ben Stokes said, ‘This will be a very important time for us. It is a new ground and looks quite good but no one knows how its pitch will behave. We have a good spin department, but it is expected that the conditions will be such that the fast bowlers will help them.
Stokes prohibited questions raised on the pitch
Turning wickets in India have become a topic of discussion during the current series and former England players such as Michael Vaughan have raised questions as to whether such wickets are ideal for Test cricket.
India won the second Test in Chennai by 317 runs and made a four-match series. Stokes only scored two overs in the match which is part of the discussion.
Stokes (Ben Stokes) said about this, ‘There is no need to pay too much attention to the fact that I did not do much overs in the second match. If it was a shaky pitch, I certainly would have done more overs’.
He said, ‘I think I can have many other reasons for bowling in the next match to be played under the light of light’.