New Delhi: Australian legend Ian Chappell believes England captain Joe Root missed a strong message to India by failing to announce the second round of the first test cricket match, resulting in a subsequent series loss.
England did not declare their second set finished despite a total lead of over 350 points on the breaking pitch.
Chappell explained the fault of the route
Chappell (Ian Chappell) wrote in his column to ESPNcricinfo, “Root failed to take full advantage of England’s strength at a crucial time despite the best all-around game in the first test.”
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“England should have taken an aggressive approach by declaring the innings closed, rather than being faced with a dilemma between attack and defense in the second set,” he said.
England hit hard in the second inning and ultimately had a 420-point goal ahead of India. However, the England team had won after a long time.
But former Aussie captain Chappell said: “This (declaring an end) would send a strong message to India that we are not worried about their strong stick.”
The England team had to pay a heavy price
Ian Chappell (Ian Chappell) said: “If Root had declared the innings instead of waiting for the end of the innings, it would have given him a psychological advantage later in the series.”
In the second test, Team India scored 329 points in the opening heats, after which the England team’s wickets fell quickly. England lost their 5 wickets for just 52 races.