“A lot of the youngsters have got many chances,” says ex-BCCI selector￼
Indian cricket team faced a distressing loss to England in the fifth rescheduled Test against England at Edgbaston while former BCCI selector Jatin Paranjape dug into the areas where India fell short in the loss.
Indian cricket team faced a distressing loss to England in the fifth rescheduled Test against England at Edgbaston. Despite, setting a huge target of 378 for England in the fourth innings, they couldn’t shield it.
Former Indian cricket team player and former BCCI selector Jatin Paranjape dug into the areas where India fell short in the loss.
“There were two or three pieces in the game where India should have done better. In Test matches, the third innings are very important and I thought India was diffident and timid in their third innings. They should have come out with more purpose. I think it falls upon the younger players to stand up and be counted in such times. A lot of the youngsters have got many chances. These are the times to grind it out play half a session, a full session, try and think like a captain when you are at the crease,”the former India player and selector told senior sports journalist Jamie Alter in an interview on Glance.
“These are opportunities for them to digest what the opportunity areas in front of them are and learn from them. The Third innings are very tense, and very crucial in a match like this and that is where I think England turned it around with Anderson getting Gill. That was a big wicket, the turning point of the game. The way Gill was batting in the first innings, if he had batted like that for 45 minutes, he would have scored 40 runs so imagine India 50 for no loss … it would have been a different ball game.
“I daresay a couple of the younger players were a little careless in their approach and that to me is a bit worrying. It could be one of two things: either you want to play that, or way and feel that is the best way to express yourself, or you don’t get the gravity of a certain situation. The latter is very, very dangerous. This clarity is what Rahul [Dravid] and Vikram Rathour would try and establish very quickly with the younger players.”
In the fifth Test, Root and Bairstow played a knock of 142 and 114 respectively, and the pair framed an unbeaten stand of 269 runs for the fourth wicket. Both batters scored at a fair strike rate and India had no answers on how to stop them.
When England was shaken on the fourth afternoon by substitute skipper Jasprit Bumrah, the two-star hitters didn’t waver from their game plan.
The whole Indian assault, except for Bumrah, looked walker. All England required was just under 20 overs to knock off the remaining 119 runs on the fifth day morning.