The third and final match of the Test series between India and England will be played at the Matera Stadium in Ahmedabad from Thursday.
During the Test series between India and England, Team India is facing regular criticism for creating a turning pitch. After the first two Tests in Chennai, just two days after the third match in Ahmedabad, ended, many experienced opposition players slammed the Indian management for calling the pitch at the Motera Stadium unfit for Tests. Read more – See: Rabindra Jadeja returns to field after surgery; Can return to ODI series against England
Before the fourth Test, which starts at the stadium on Thursday, when team-mate Ajinkya Rahane was asked about it, he said that it doesn’t matter to us what people say. Rahane added that each team took advantage of the home ground and pitches when playing at home. “We have never said anything against fast bowlers’ supportive pitches abroad,” he said. Read more – India vs England: Viewers will not be able to enter during the ODI series in Pune
During the first online conference of the fourth Test, Rahane said in a slightly angry tone, “Let people say what they are saying.” When we went on tour abroad, no one said anything about the pitch to help the fast bowlers. He then talked about the tactics of the Indian batsmen, I don’t think it needs to be taken seriously. ” Read more – Former captain Sunil Gavaskar says – Rabindra Jadeja must be wondering why it is taking so long to recover from his injury?
“You see, when we go on tour abroad, there is a lot of moisture in the wicket on the first day,” said the Indian Test vice-captain. If there is grass on the pitch, the ball bounces in an unusual way. In that case, the pitch became dangerous but we never complained about it.
“I think the wicket (pitch) will be like the second Test in Chennai, which will help the spinners,” Rahane said of the pitch. Yes, there was a slight difference from the pink ball and it was coming faster after eating tappa on the pitch than the red ball. We had to reconcile with it. This pitch will be like the last two matches. ‘
Playing in the direction of the ball on a supportive pitch becomes necessary for spinners. He said, “When you play on a pitch that is conducive to spinners, you have to play according to the direction of the ball, you don’t have to think much if the ball is moving further.”
Even after England’s defeat in the last two matches, Rahane is not looking down on him. “It’s similar to what this pitch looks like but we still have to see how it behaves,” he said. We respect England as a team. They played well in the first Test and we were even better in the next two matches. We are not taking them lightly, both teams want to win their Test matches by doing their best on the field. ”
He hinted that experienced pacer Umesh Yadav would probably get a chance in this match. “Umesh is ready. He had a good rhythm and his net session was good. We are happy that he is back in the team.”