India and England finished their final test match yesterday on 5th July at Edgbaston. It was the rescheduled final test match due to covid whereas the other four games were played in 2021. England won the final match ended on the 5th by seven wickets after Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow showed excellent performance. The series ended in a draw after India and England won two games and one ended in a draw.
Many were impressed by the Indian team’s performance in the first innings but questioned their strategy in the second innings. India made 416 runs in the first innings and 245 in the second innings. People had mixed impressions of the captaincy of Jasprit Bumrah as he did perform well, but several on his team didn’t.
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“There is so much cricket that we aren’t having any time to reflect. In two days, we will be talking to you about something entirely different.” Rahul Dravid the Indian Head Coach stated and mentioned the upcoming T20I in two days. He added, “But we will certainly try and reflect on this performance. Every match is a lesson for us, and you tend to learn something. We have to reflect, why we aren’t able to bat well in the third innings of a test match and why we aren’t able to take wickets in the fourth innings.”
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India will play six test matches in the subcontinent, where he will analyze the team and performance along with Chetan Sharma, BCCI Selector. Rahul Dravid commented on their performance, “Could be a variety of factors-may be we need to maintain that intensity, and maybe we need to maintain that level of fitness, maintain that level of performance right through a test match.” He also added, “Also in all these test matches. The batting has also not been up to scratch in the third innings as well. So both in SA and here, we have started well but haven’t been able to finish well. Certainly, we need to get better at that and improve.”
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India will play three T20I games with England starting on 7th July.
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