Former Captain Michael Vaughan has dismissed all the claims that the hundred is responsible for the poor performance of England’s batsmen on the first day of the first test against India. Vaughan said that the players didn’t perform well & couldn’t handle Indian pacers’ strategical bowling attack.
After winning the toss & choosing to bat first at the Trent Bridge, the England batsmen couldn’t stand strong in front of India’s pacers lethal bowling attack & soon the hosts were reduced from 138/3 to 183/10.
“England get bowled out … Blame the 100 seems to be the excuse !!!! Utter rubbish … No one mentioned blaming the 100 when they were bowled out against NZ after weeks of county cricket prep … it’s such an easy excuse … what about players maybe not being good enough ?” Vaughan tweeted.
This is the third time that England scored less than 200 runs in the home season. Earlier England got dismissed for 170 & 122 runs in the second innings of the two test matches against New Zealand. The entire England squad hasn’t played any Test cricket since their home series against New Zealand held in the month of June. Experts are blaming this lack of practice for the host’s below-the-par performance with the bat against India.
As England’s batsmen failed to prove their mettle with the bat on the first day of the first test so now the responsibility is on England’s pacers to restrict the Indian batsmen from producing a decent score on board. Earlier on Day 1, Indian pacers held their nerves & removed England’s batsmen from the crease to wrap up their innings at 183/10.
On day 2 of the first test, England’s pacers will try their best to get some early breakthroughs by dismissing India’s top order & restricting them from taking a lead by putting up a good total on board.
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