Ravi Shastri Slams India’s “Defensive”, “Timid” Batting In Edgbaston Test

Ravi Shastri Slams India’s “Defensive”, “Timid” Batting In Edgbaston Test

India’s cowardly and “defensive” batting style in the second innings gave England a chance to return to the scheduled fifth Test on the fourth day, the former India head coach said. Ravi Shastri. With a 132-run lead, India were bowled out for 245 in the second innings. In the pursuit of 378 runs, England is now just 119 runs away from the victory target. “I think (it) was disappointing, at least, because they could have knocked England out of the competition,” said Shastri, who is part of the Sky Sports cricket team in Edgbaston.

“He needed to bat two seasons and I thought he was defensive, he was timid today, especially after lunch.

“Even after losing those wickets, he could have taken some chances. Runs were important at this stage of the game and I thought he went into just one shell, he lost those wickets very quickly, and enough for England to bat today. Shastri was the head coach of the Indian team in 2021 when he took a 2-1 lead over England before the tour was canceled due to various COVID-19 issues at the Indian camp.

Bumrah went wrong with his strategy: Patterson

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen He also questioned India’s stand-in captain. Jaspreet Bamrah‘S strategy, saying that his defensive field placement made it easier for the batsmen to rotate the strike.

“I don’t think Bumrah has gotten his strategy right today, and I say that with the utmost respect,” Petersen said.

“There is no way with a reverse swing ball to make it so easy for the batsman, because the batsman is trying very hard to understand which way the ball is swinging.

“When it’s reverse swinging at 90 mph, the best place to bat is at the non-striker end, and the ability to reach the non-strikers is as easy as it gets this afternoon. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. ” Patterson hopes Bumrah will take a different approach on the fifth and final day.

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“They had so long and long, and that was pure madness. That was pure madness for half an hour. Until the last 15-20 minutes of the day’s play, pull them straight in, say ‘Johnny,’ If you’re good enough to hit me on the head, please do it. “

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