The first 2 matches of the 5-match Test series being played between India and England were very exciting. While the English team won the Hyderabad Test, India also made a spectacular comeback in the Visakhapatnam Test match by defeating them by 106 runs and leveling the series at 1-1. In the first test match against India, the England team’s new strategy of playing baseball was praised a lot after the victory, but with the defeat in the second test, now many stalwarts are demanding some changes in it. One name included in this is that of Michael Vaughan, who has given an advice to Ben Stokes in which he has talked about changing Joe Root’s game.
Joe Root should play his natural game
Michael Vaughan wrote in his column in The Telegraph after the defeat of the England team in the second match that every match played by England has been very exciting. There has been a lot of improvement in the team under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, but I fear that England may become such a team that despite playing brilliantly, it may not be able to win the series. We could not win the Ashes series also, whereas in the series against India too, after winning the first match, we lost the second and we have given them a chance to make a comeback at a time when Virat Kohli is not a part of the team. If the England team continues to bat the way it did in the second Test in the series, then it will have to lose this Test series. Joe Root will have to come back to his natural game so that he can play long innings again. After watching the batsmen, it seems that they are trying to play aggressively from the very first ball. I don’t mind if some batsmen do this, but Joe Root should forget this method. The management should talk to him so that he can play the remaining matches of the Test series in his own way.
The bat remained completely silent in the four innings till now
If we look at Joe Root’s performance in the first 2 matches of this Test series, it has been the most disappointing. Root managed to score only 52 runs after batting in 4 innings. The effect of Root’s poor performance was visible in both the innings of the England team in the second Test when it could not cross the 300-run mark even once on a pitch suitable for batting. Let us tell you that the third test match of the series between India and England will be played from 15th February.
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