James Anderson on India Test Series Pitch | James Anderson talks about green pitches ahead of India vs England First Test
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- india vs england test series
- First Test will start from 4th August
- Anderson made a statement about the pitch
Nottingham: Fast bowler James Anderson said that England should prepare good pitches that are fast and bouncy during the five-Test series, just like India had made favorable pitches at their home grounds earlier this year. The first match of the series starts here on Wednesday. “If we leave a little bit of grass on the pitch, I don’t think India can complain because in the last tour of India we definitely played in their friendly conditions,” Anderson said.
‘A lot of teams do this’
“He used the home conditions to his advantage and I believe a lot of teams around the world do that,” he told Indian journalists on Monday. Anderson, who took 617 wickets in Test cricket, said, “If there is some grass on the pitch, then India also have a good fast bowling attack.” “I am expecting some good pitches. We want to speed up the pitches. As fast bowlers, we want speed and bounce because we know that the ball will swing and the chances of the ball taking the edge of the bat increases.
‘A lot can change’
The fast bowler said, ‘The picture of the pitch that has come out now is three days before the first Test match. In the meantime a lot can change. I am sure they will cut some grass and also roll a roller on it. Anderson, who has played 162 Test matches so far, admitted that the batsmen of the IPL generation bat carelessly and cited the example of Rishabh Pant in this context. “It is something that I consider myself lucky to have had the real experience of playing against batsmen of different generations. You can clearly see the difference in the batsmen of the IPL generation. He plays carefree and is not afraid to shoot in any format.
‘Indian batting is strong’
Anderson said, ‘Look at Rishabh Pant, he was doing a reverse sweep on the new ball against me in the last tour. You would never have seen Sourav Ganguly doing this. The veteran bowler did not talk about targeting any Indian batsman before the series. He said, ‘India’s batting is very strong and you cannot focus on one batsman. Virat Kohli is definitely an important wicket as he is the captain and has a positive impact on the team. Cheteshwar Pujara is such a batsman who can keep his feet on the crease for a long time. So yes, that is also an important wicket.
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