EnglandTest skipper Joe Root has opined on India’s batting collapse in the first Test in Adelaide from their recent tour Down Under. India lost nine wickets in the space of an hour in the first Test to be bowled out on their lowest score ever. They came back from behind to win the Test series 2-1 and register one of their greatest overseas wins ever. India had Virat Kohli available for the Test match despite which they faltered with the bat.
Meanwhile, Root has shared his viewpoint on India’s performance in the Adelaide Test match. The England captain triggered mind games as he reminded Virat Kohli-led India on how they fared in their last encounter under lights in the purest format.
36 All-Out Is For Them To Worry About: Joe Root
“If we can exploit that [events in Adelaide] then that’s something we will look to do. But you have to earn the right, make early inroads, build pressure for periods of time and put balls in good areas, challenging defences. That will be our focus; [36 all out] is more for them to worry about, for it to be in the back of their minds,” Joe Root said during a virtual-presser.
He further said that the series is evenly poised with the team in a great position for a comeback. He also added that he is looking forward to a spin-friendly track in Motera as well.
“We are 1-1 with a pink-ball game two days away, It’s a great position to be in from our perspective. It’s a very exciting prospect for the group. Playing against India in the subcontinent, you expect the ball to spin, and I’m sure at some point it will,” said the England captain.
Meanwhile, the Motera stadium is all set after a revamp to host international cricket in India. On their arrival in Ahmedabad, both sets of players have been in awe of the world’s largest cricket stadium and its indoor facilities. The match will once again see about 50 percent attendance amid strict COVID-19 protocols.
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