Come August, Team India will play a five-match Test series against England. In order to get used to England pitches, Indian players are consistently practicing in the nets. Former England captain, Alistair Cook made some interesting comments about Indians’ performance in the upcoming Test series.
Paradoxically, on every occasion Team India goes on a tour of England, there exist heated debates on how the players couldn’t cope with the English conditions there. Many believe it is difficult for Indian cricketers to play swing balls on English pitches.
Voicing similar concerns, the Former England captain, Alistair Cook aired his views that India will have a hard time adapting to the pitch and facing England bowlers in the Test series. He said Team India players should get used to swing balls in England before they can actually bat well!
Supporting the claim, in the recently concluded World Test Championship’s final, Team India players were out for not being able to tactfully tackle swing balls. Cook further mentioned that the team had chosen to take two spinners instead of another fast bowler - this was a grave mistake.
He also added that the humidity on England pitches in August would make it more difficult for Indian batsmen, the sooner the Indians understand the pitch, and the better it would be.