Jaspreet BamrahLed by India, they are leading the side after extending their lead to 257 on the third day of the ongoing Edgbaston Test against England. چیتشور پجارا And رشبھ پنت Currently unbeaten on the crease with 50 and 30, respectively. India beat England by 284 runs in the first innings to take a 132-run lead. Muhammad Siraj Bowlers were the choice for India as they took four wickets. Speaking to reporters after the end of the game on the third day, Siraj talked about his mentality, pitch conditions and even called Pujara a “fighter”.
“He (Pujara) is a fighter. In Australia, he did it and here, too, he’s working. Whenever the team needs him, he always stands. When a difficult situation arises, he always works. “Of course, it’s hard for him to bowl, he doesn’t attack much and just drops the balls to irritate the net,” Siraj told a news conference.
When asked about stand-in captain Jaspreet Bumrah who took three wickets in the first innings, Siraj said: “As a player and as a captain, he has always been the same. He is always supportive and always mine. He is ready to help. I do wrong. He tries to explain to me what to bowl in certain situations. “
For England, it was Johnny Barstow He stood out off the bat in an innings of 106 off 140 balls with 14 fours and two sixes.
“As a bowler, we just had to be patient. Bairstow is in form and he has been playing attacking batting continuously since the New Zealand series. So, we knew he had a lot of confidence. We had to stick to it and, no matter what he did for us, it was a matter of a ball, whether it was an innings or a pitch, “said Siraj.
“When we watched the New Zealand series, we realized that each of our bowlers is over 140 and they (New Zealand bowlers) don’t have that ability. We had that ability and also that we did last. The year was also against England. We had a plus point, as we were aware of their weak points and that is why we won, “he added.
Talking about the conditions of the pitch, Siraj said: “It was helpful to start the pitch in the first innings, but then it became flattering, so our only plan was to keep the ball in the same area. Deliver will be useful for bowlers.
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