Odisha News Hour

England’s Cricket Team Is “Different,” But “Not Difficult to Beat,” According to Ravindra Jadeja

<p>During their current tour of India, England has undoubtedly made a statement. Few even predicted that their “Bazball” style of Test cricket would fail, despite expectations that it would face its greatest test.</p>
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<p>Instead, a handful of pre-tour forecasts have been discarded two Tests into the five-match series. Firstly, the pitches are not quite as dangerous as the fictitious minefields that were widely reported, and secondly, England’s aggressive style of play has served them well on the Indian tour so far, even if the hosts have not had an easy ride.</p>
<p>England stunned everyone by leading 1-0 in Hyderabad, but India fought back to tie the score at 1-1 in Vizag. India has taken notice, as shown by their outstanding all-around player, who described their approach as “different,” “more attacking,” but still competitive.</p>
<p>On the eve of the third Test, which will take place in Rajkot, Jadeja told reporters, “It’s not difficult to beat England.” Simply said, their style of cricket is a little more aggressive. Thus, the key is to adjust to it and adjust plans appropriately.</p>
<p>Ollie Pope played a brilliant knock in the first over of the series, demonstrating how to counter India’s spinners with both regular and reverse sweeps. In the second over, he stitched and scored 196 off 278 to keep the England innings from collapsing. Despite getting bundled for 246 in the first innings, they did not lessen their aggressive aim.</p>
<p>However, they were outwitted by Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance in the second Test, when he produced an amazing display of reverse swing to end the match with nine wickets and lead his side to a series-level victory.</p>
<p>India’s confidence would have increased with the victory, and they would also benefit from the return of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was out for the second Test with a hamstring injury.</p>
<p>About his fitness, Jadeja said, “My body will return to rhythm after playing for one or two days.”</p>
<p>With Rajat Patidar making his Test debut in Vizag and talk around the debuts of Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel in Vizag, India has a few inexperienced players in its Test team.</p>
<p>“All these new boys, pakke pakkaya players hai, have been playing First-Class cricket regularly.” It was inevitable that they would be called up to India, so they were all prepared. It’s beneficial for them to begin their careers domestically, Jadeja said.</p>
<p>Jadeja is optimistic that his teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin, will reach the 500-wick mark in his hometown since he is just one wicket short from attaining the feat in Test cricket.</p>
<p>“Excited to see Ashwin reach 500 wickets.” “I had anticipated that he would finish in the first Test, but as fate would have it, he will now finish in my hometown of Rajkot,” Jadeja said.</p>