Chennai: There is a news of relief for Team India after suffering a humiliating defeat by England at the hands of 227 runs in the first Test match played in Chennai. England’s dangerous fast bowler James Anderson could stay out of the second Test.
Actually, James Anderson can be rested from the second Test match to be held in Chennai. England team management is giving them a chance to play under rotation to work pressure on their players. Team India will be relieved if James Anderson does not play in the second Test match.
Indians were battered in front of Anderson’s reverse swing
In the fourth innings of the first Test match, the Indian batsmen had no answer in front of the fatal bowling of England fast bowler James Anderson. In the fourth innings, on the broken pitch of Chennai, in front of Anderson’s reverse swing, the batsmen of Team India succumbed. Anderson had broken the back of Team India while bowling Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in the same over, after which he also dismissed the in-form Rishabh Pant and gave up the innings on India’s hopes of saving the match.
Anderson will be given rest
England coach Chris Silverwood believes that there is no dearth of fitness for James Anderson and that even after crossing 40 years, this fast bowler leads England’s pace bowling attack, he will not be surprised. Anderson bowled brilliantly on the last day of the first Test against India. England won that match by 227 runs.
The England coach said, ‘Anderson is fully fit. Anderson has worked hard on this. Along with being fit, he is also bowling well. As long as he is fit, strong and healthy and wants to play, he can play.