Mohammad Azharuddin, a former captain of Team India, believes that August is an excellent month for scoring runs in England. He asked Team India’s batsmen to take advantage of it.
During the next series in England in August, Team India will play three of their five Tests. The Test series will begin on August 4 in Nottingham with the first match. The Team India group, which had been practicing in Durham for the previous two weeks, flew to Nottingham on Friday.
Taking to his official Twitter account, Azhar pointed out why batting is comparatively easier in England in the month of August. He explained:
“In England, August is a fantastic month for scoring runs. This month, the pitches are dry and the batting conditions are favorable in my experience. Batsmen should take advantage of this #IndVsEng #readytoconquer opportunity.”
In England, Azhar had an outstanding Test record. He scored 625 runs at an average of 41.66 in nine matches for Team India in England, including two hundreds. In 1986, 1990, and 1996, Azhar toured England three times for Test series.
In foreign settings, Team India is unduly reliant on one or two batters: Laxman VVS
VVS Laxman, another former Indian batsman, argued that Team India is overly reliant on one or two batsmen, especially while playing in difficult circumstances such as England. He urged Virat Kohli, the captain, and Ravi Shastri, the head coach, to look into the matter.
“I believe the Indian team’s overall mindset has shifted. The way they beat Australia in Brisbane and won the series in that manner, despite the fact that several of their first-choice players were unavailable, demonstrates that this team has a lot of depth and grit.I believe the fast-bowling team has grown in strength and confidence as a result of their accomplishments across the world.”
“One thing Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli need to improve is their batsmen’s match-winning performances. In foreign settings, especially in England, they are unduly reliant on one or two batters. If you want to overcome England in a five-Test series, you’ll need a strong showing from your batting lineup.You can’t expect to win a series just on the performance of one or two batsmen. And that’s something Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli want to talk about.”
Since 2007, India has not won a Test series in England. During their previous visit in 2018, they were pummeled 1-4.