Ahmedabad: The four-game test series between India and England is at an exciting turning point. The Indian team took a 2-1 lead in the series thanks to the excellent bowling spin of experienced Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel. Now the last game will be from March 4 and Team India has a great chance of winning the series. Earlier, England batsman Ben Fox, wicket keeper, made a statement on Motera’s pitch.
Ben Fox has never played on such a field
Ben Foakes said the last test match played at Motera, which helped the spinners, was the toughest game of his international career.
Fox, who has joined the squad in place of Jos Buttler due to the rotation policy, told an online press conference: “ The wicket that I did, the last two matches were the most difficult for me. The pink ball was skidding (slipping) in the last game, I had never seen such a pitch before and keeping it was quite difficult.
Mohammed Shami’s wife Haseen Jahan surprised everyone, dressed in vermilion and shared photos
Ben Foakes said he has never seen a cricket ball get so many turns (spin) before.
He said: “ I have never seen the ball take such a turn before on the two fields that I have played now. It is really very difficult. On the very first day, the terrain behaves like the fifth day.
This experience is fantastic for Ben Fox
For Ben Benakes, one of the best wicket keepers in the world, the last two games have been excellent from a learning point of view.
He said: “When the ball is spinning it’s very interesting to wicket and in Sri Lanka it was easy because there the ball was spinning steadily. During the test with the pink ball, I saw that the ball was spinning more and coming from the field.
He said that in such pitches, no wicket keeper can catch all the catches. He said: “On such grounds you can never catch the ball.”
England’s ‘strong’ strategy
Looking at the previous test, Ben Foakes said the team need to accept that the pitch is behaving a certain way, but they need to do their best.
Fox said, “Understanding what’s going on, we’ll do better.” We have to score points by fighting. We have to understand our game plan, which will be different for everyone. Even if you are away, you have to be away to try something.
He said England will come here to win and it doesn’t matter to them that the Indian team gets knocked out of the test world championship.
He said: “India beat us in all departments and if we can take the series to a 2-2 level then that will be a great result.