Rahul Dravid, head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team© BCCI
The Indian cricket team surrendered to a minor defeat at the hands of England in the rescheduled 5th Test at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Damaged. This is India’s third consecutive defeat in a Test match in 2022 and the signs are not good.
Head coach Rahul Dravid Asked if India made any concessions by not including the experienced spinner? Ravi Chandran Ashwin In a post-match press conference, Dravid said that when he saw the pitch, there was a lot of grass on it and so he chose to go ahead with Shardul Thakur.
“I think you can always look back, look at your team collections. I think Shardol has done a good job for us in these games, getting someone like Ash (Ravi Chandran Ashwin) out in the Tests. The match is not easy, but saying that, when we saw the pitch on the first day, the grass cover was enough, we felt that the wicket was enough for the fast bowlers, “said Drew.
He also said that the ball did not really spin on the wicket in Edgbaston and the lack of sun means that the pitch has not been broken for the last two days.
“The last day is coming, the wicket doesn’t really spin, you know. Even if it was Jack Leach Or Ravinder Jadeja Who bowled in the Test match, if anything because maybe the weather played a role in the first three days, the sun did not have long stages but the wicket did not break as we expected. It didn’t turn out as well as we expected, it’s easy to look back on the fifth day and say it would have been nice to have another spinner, but that wasn’t enough to justify it. “I think we have to admit that they played really well. We could have hit better in just the fourth inning.”
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