Lords: Despite Team India having 4 fast bowlers in the second Test between India and England, captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) to include left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the attack on the second day. was forced.
Why bowled to Jadeja?
Virat Kohli took this decision on the second day of the Lord’s Test against England when the sky was cloudy and the conditions were completely fit for the fast bowlers. The reason for this was India’s slow over-rate in the first Test, due to which 2 out of the 4 points he got from the first Test were deducted.
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one point important
Now that every Test match is a part of the ICC World Test Championship (ICC WTC), it is important to stay at the top of the points table at the end of the 2-year cycle and every point counts. The reason for this is that by collecting the same points, only two teams will qualify for the final.
Wasn’t a profitable wicket for spinners
The conditions in which Kohli bowled to Jadeja, a slow bowler like Jadeja, did not suit the conditions, especially where the pitch still had strips of grass and small signs of wear and tear. There was a need to put fast bowlers on both sides. But in view of the new over-rate rule of the ICC, Kohli took this decision.
This decision of Virat got the benefit
Ravindra Jadeja was brought in from nursery end to drive the ball down the slope on the historic side-way ridge at Lord’s. Interestingly, as soon as he completed his 4-over spell, and Mohammed Shami replaced him, Rory Burns was declared LBW.