Former England captain Michael Vaughan mentioned that the all-rounder Sam Curran wasn’t much impressive against the Indian batters on day one of the Lord’s Test. England has won the toss, chose to bowl first on a green wicket at the Lord’s in the second Test. England couldn’t take advantage of the bowling conditions and failed to challenge the Indian batsmen.
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma put on a partnership of 126 for the first wicket and Sam Curran was leaking up runs from one end which is rare for a player of his quality of his. He couldn’t pick up any wicket and looked the less potent among the England bowlers on day one. He has been one of the consistent performers for England as an all-rounder in all formats.
Michael Vaughan Feels Sam Curran Bowled Like A Schoolboy
Michael Vaughan opined that Sam Curran wasn’t up to the mark at the Lord’s on day one and described his bowling to be like a schoolboy with a lack of control over lines. He mentioned that the Indian batsmen dominated Curran as he did not make life difficult for them and did not set the batsmen with consistent good deliveries.
“I love Sam Curran. He brings so much energy and buzz to any format. But I thought he bowled today a little bit like a schoolboy. It was so obvious the way he bowled, it was too easy for the Indian batters.
“It was all right to swing one back into the pads and get you out. That doesn’t happen against quality. You’ve got to set the batters up. You’ve got to go across, across, and it might be the second or third over that you get one nipping back into the pads,” Michael Vaughan told.
Michael Vaughan Afraid Of England’s Bowling Depth
Michael Vaughan notified that James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been taking the side forward and he doesn’t find the other seamers effective enough to trouble the Indian batters. He added that England might be in trouble if they bowl the same way they did on the first day by not creating enough chances.
“I will be brutally honest. I think, today showed me that we have got trouble coming ahead. You take Jimmy Anderson out of that attack today, and that is what England have got.
“We are probably just starting to see the prominence of Broad and Anderson, how great they are. You take Jimmy Anderson out of that attack today, I am sorry, the England team just looked okay,” Vaughan added.
India will resume the second day at 276 for the loss of 3 wickets with KL Rahul unbeaten at 126 at the crease.