Chennai: The Indian team’s bowlers played 19 ballless in the opening innings of England’s opening innings of the first test match with England at the MA Chidambaram stadium, which is the most ballless after 10 years as bowlers from the Indian team.
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It is the second most ballless bowler of any team in the history of trial cricket. The Indian bowlers had previously played 16 without balls in Sri Lanka’s first innings in the third test in Colombo in 2010. Although India won this match.
The record for the most balls without balls in the history of test cricket is named after the Sri Lankan team bowlers, who played the more than 21 balls without balls in the Bangladesh rounds of the second test in Chittagong in 2014.
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Indian bowlers throw most ‘no balls’
India had to put six bowlers on the bowling front until day two of the first test with England and they played 180 overs.
Quick pitcher Jasprit Bumrah and left arm pitcher Shahbaz Nadeem played six each, Ishant Sharma played five and experienced player Ravichandran Ashwin played two.
Ishant’s coach defends
Ishant Sharma was also on the test team in Colombo in 2010, whose bowlers had played 16 without balls and Ishant had also played four without balls in both innings by that time.
Ishant Sharma’s childhood coach, Shravan Kumar, pointed out the lack of practice due to the Kovid-19 outbreak. Ishant returned to international cricket after recovering from side tension. He did not go to Australia due to an injury.
“He was absent from training for a long time due to the lockdown of Kovid-19,” Shravan told IANS. In addition, he lacked match practice. In general, fast bowlers do not throw balls when they do not have wickets and they do so out of disappointment. Sometimes the captains also pressure the fast bowlers to get wickets and that’s why not bowling.
Nadine explained the reason
Indian spinner Nadeem cited six without balls in his first Test as a technical reason.
He said, “I think I’ve been jumping for a while. I should jump long before the crease but I think I’m jumping a little late. That’s why there was this problem. It was higher on Friday, today it was a little less. I plan to work on it in the nets’