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“These Are Horrific Wickets”: England Star Ben Foakes Triggers Contemporary Pitch Debate Forward Of 2nd Check


Hyderabad Check pitch branded ‘horrific’ by England star Ben Foakes© BCCI/Sportzpics

English wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes on Tuesday recalled the pitch through the first Check match towards India in Hyderabad and stated that it was ‘horrific”. Whereas talking forward of the second Check match in Visakhapatnam, Foakes stated that the guests are extra constructive and looking out ahead to placing the Indian bowlers beneath strain. “Going into that, I used to be pondering, ‘These are horrific wickets – I simply must discover a solution to keep in’ I believe now the group is extra, if that is the state of affairs, you have to be constructive; bought to place it [pressure] again on the bowler and put them beneath strain,” Foakes was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.

He added that the English batters nonetheless have the concern of getting out which saved of their shells.

“Earlier than, there was extra of a concern of getting out and that put us in our shells. Whereas now it is not worrying that you’re getting out and accepting that you simply most likely are on these kind of surfaces. However how are you going to really go and dominate at instances as nicely?” he added.

Each England and India have arrived in Visakhapatnam forward of the second Check which can start on Friday.

Recapping the primary Check match, India shall be eager for redemption after going 1-0 down within the sequence. The hosts have been in full management of the Check and dominated the guests. However on Day 3, Ollie Pope stepped onto the crease and adjusted your entire complexion of the sport along with his reverse sweeps.

He not solely disregarded India’s 190-run lead however went on at hand England a goal that could possibly be defended on a tough floor along with his knock of 196.

Debutant Tom Hartley launched himself and spun India’s batters out along with his spell of seven/62. He ended the Check with 9/193 which is the very best determine for an England spinner on Check debut since 1945.

His 9 wickets tally within the first Check in a match is the joint-most since former English spinner Robert Berry’s 9/116 towards West Indies in Manchester in 1950.

Hartley additionally grew to become simply the fourth England spinner to assert a five-wicket haul on Check debut on this century.

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