Joe Root has said that the Indian team has got a wonderful bowling attack and the England skipper also appreciated India for exploiting the English conditions very well. Virat Kohli-led India defeated England in the previous Test at Lord’s, bagging a victory by a huge margin of 151 runs. With the victory, India also took a 1-0 lead in the series after the end of two games.
The credit for India’s victory largely goes to Indian pacers. With just a little more than two sessions left on Day 5 of the Test, Indian pacers Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah managed to crush England for just 120 against a target of 272.
Earlier, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah also made an essential partnership of 89 runs, which emerged very crucial for India to set up a big total.
India Have Got A Wonderful Bowling Attack, Says Joe Root
Speaking to media ahead of India vs England 3rd Test at Leeds, Joe Root praised India for exploiting the English conditions well during the ongoing Test series.
“They’ve got a wonderful attack and I say, look around Test cricket, there are some fantastic attacks out there. A lot of them do suit English conditions or have had the exploits to manage these conditions very well”, Root said.
Joe Root also mentioned that his team will aim to find a way to counter India’s deadly bowling attack and put pressure back on them.
“India certainly have done that so far in this series, and we’ve got to keep being smart about finding ways to counter that, finding ways to score put the pressure back on them. I think one thing they have is they have a good balance, they have variety of different release points,” Root further said.
Speaking about Joe Root, the English skipper is currently the highest run-getter in ongoing India vs England Test series. The right-handed batsman has scored 386 runs in 4 innings at an outstanding average of 128. In 4 innings, the 30-year-old accounts for 2 centuries and 1 half-century.
Root also smacked an unbeaten 180-run knock in the Lord’s Test, which helped England to earn a 27-run lead in the 1st innings. England and India are set to lock horns in the 3rd Test at Headingly on August 25 (Wednesday).