Former England captain Nasir Hussain has advised his team after the defeat of the second Test against India to come out of the mindset of blaming the pitch and perform better in the last two Tests, taking inspiration from their recent overseas record. Do it Former England player David Lloyd criticized the Chennai pitch after the second Test. Nasser responded to Lloyd’s criticisms by saying that England spinners should be blamed more than the pitch for the defeat as they bowl full toss in all overs.
Nasir said, “They need to feel how good they are outside home and Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma have batted it out.” I have never seen bowling from English spinners in the last five Tests like Jack Leach and Moin Ali bowled in that first innings. There was a full-toss in every other over. I did not see Akshar Patel or Ashwin throwing a full toss. He had the ability to control and take wickets. This is the area that England needs to work on. ‘
He said the second Test was exciting because of the pitch. England won the first Test by 227 runs, while in the second Test, the Indian team won by 317 runs and got 1-1 in the series.
Nasir said, ‘Because of the pitch, I was watching every ball. It was very attractive. A lot of things were going on. Ashwin scored 100 in the second innings and Rohit Sharma scored 160 runs. (In the first innings) and India scored 600 runs on it. It is not too much minesfield if these lads are scoring on it. ‘
He said, ‘I hope England doesn’t really have that mindset to cry the pitch, toss, DRS, umpire or anything like that. Instead, they should improve the departments in which it appears inferior. I hope they do. ‘