Former English cricketer, David Lloyd has fired shots at team India and the International Cricket Council (ICC) for preparing turning tracks against England. It is notable that the third Test between India and England couldn’t even survive for two days as the hosts beat the visitors by 10 wickets.
India have now gone 2-1 up in the four-match series after losing the first Test at Chennai. In the second Test too, there were concerns raised by former English greats including Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen. They have also raised questions over the quality of pitches being prepared for the English team.
David Lloyd Demands An Answer From ICC After India Bamboozle England
Former English batting great, David Lloyd has questioned the International Cricket Council (ICC) after India beat England by 10 wickets in the third Test of the four-match series.
“I gave this pitch the benefit of the doubt on the first day but, I’m sorry, it was just as bad as the last one. And the big question has to be asked again of the ICC. Is this how you want the game to go? Tests finishing well under time, this one not even lasting two days? We need answers from Dubai but I’m not expecting to get a single one,” David Llyod wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
“But it told you everything you need to know that instead of that second spinner a part-timer in Joe Root took five wickets in six overs! I remember Allan Border once taking a seven-for with part-time spin. And Michael Clarke grabbed a six-for. When part-timers do that something isn’t right. Even I would have got wickets on that pitch and I was hopeless,” David Lloyd further stated.
India Eliminate England Out Of The ICC World Test Championship
After this win, India have gone on top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. They have also eliminated England out of the competition and remain the strongest side to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship. India now have to play a draw with England in the fourth Test to qualify for the final.
New Zealand have already qualified for the final of the ICC World Test Championship which is set to take place from June 18 at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground. Australia can also qualify for the final if England manage to beat India in the final Test of the series.