Sunil Gavaskar, slammed England’s effort, labeling them a “two-man team,” and predicted a 4-0 India victory in the five-match Test series. Gavaskar made his remarks after India won the 2nd Test match at Lord’s by 151 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Despite several weather delays, the first Test at Nottingham concluded in a tie. Here is Sunil Gavaskar About England Test Team.
Sunil Gavaskar About England Test Team
“England is a two-man team. It’s just Joe Root and Jimmy Anderson. With the greatest of respect to all who are playing there, it doesn’t look like a proper Test team,” Gavaskar said in an Interaction.
Team India declared the score on 298/8 well afternoon on Day 5, giving England a difficult target of 272 in the remaining 60 overs.
Given the Indian bowling unit’s dominance, that was always going to consist of batting for a win instead of driving all out for England. The England batters, on the other hand, came unstuck in the face of a ruthless Indian stretch assault.
The technique of their opening batsmen is ludicrous: Gavaskar
India knocked them out for 120 runs in 51.5 overs to win the match by 151 runs. In the 2nd innings, Mohammed Siraj took 4 wickets to finish with match statistics of 8/126. Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets for 33 runs, whereas Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami both took necessary wickets.
“Their technique is awful. The technique of their opening batsmen is ludicrous. Their No.3 batsman Haseeb Hameed is nervous, tentative. So, we look up to Joe Root. Jonny Bairstow, yes if he gets going or otherwise it’s nothing. Buttler is a fine white-ball player. I’m not too sure he is there for red-ball cricket,” Gavaskar said.
Over the 1st time in a Test match in England, both England openers, Rory Burns as well as Dom Sibley were bowled for ducks.
Gavaskar also criticized England’s bowling side for allowing Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah to hammer on a remarkable 102-run ninth-wicket stand, which allowed India to eliminate England from the scenario.
“In bowling, there was just Jimmy Anderson and there was nobody else. Robinson got five wickets in Trent Bridge but it’s really a ‘two and a half men’ kind of a team,” he said.
India will go on to win the next 3 Tests and the series 4-0, according to the great Indian player.
“That’s why I think India will win the remaining three matches of the series. I had said at the beginning of the series that India should win it 4-0 or 3-1 and I still believe that result is possible if rain doesn’t spoilsport.”