England batsman Jack Crawley believes that India is a strong team due to ‘unbelievable fast bowling attack and exceptional batsmen’ but his team will have a heavy upper hand in the third day night Test cricket match with pink ball as he has favorable conditions for fast bowling. It is a good experience to play in
The four-match series is currently 1–1. The third Test match will be played at the Sardar Patel Motera Stadium from Wednesday. It will be a day night test. Crowley was asked if England would have a heavy upper hand if the ball gets movement, he said, ‘I think it will suit us. We grew up playing under such circumstances. They have been trying to play the ball late under favorable conditions for fast bowlers. So you can say that we have more experience of such situations than Indians.
Crowley told the British media, “Perhaps the reason why he is an unreliable spin player is because he grew up playing under such conditions”. But this 23-year-old batsman is well aware of India’s strong pace bowling attack and skilled batsmen who are adept at playing in any kind of conditions. He said, ‘They have incredible fast bowling attack and exceptional batsmen and hence we will not get much benefit from the circumstances. they are able.’
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Crowley said this in relation to Jasprit Bumrah and veteran Ishant Sharma, besides new fast bowler Mohammad Siraj. The pink ball swings more than the red ball but Crowley believes the spinner will still play an important role in the test result. He said, “Pink ball seems to swing more than the red ball which helps the fast bowlers a little.” I hope the fast bowlers will get more chances to take wickets in this match than in the last two Tests.
Crawley said, “It (pitch) also seems a bit stiff so spinners will also get a bit more bounce in it.” The spinners will also play their role and I would be surprised if they prepare the pitch.
The Kent batsman did not play in the first two Tests due to a wrist injury caused by slipping on the marble surface in Chepauk’s dressing room but he is fully fit to play in the Day Night Test. “I am batting a lot on the nets and making sure that I am as fit as possible for this Test,” he said.