Indian batters continued their poor run of form in the ongoing test match series as they got bundled out on 107 runs in the first innings of second test match, thanks to a five wicket haul by James Anderson who also became the highest wicket taker(99) at Lords.
India captain Virat Kohli was fooled by the conditions as he decided to go with an extra spinner and rule out Umesh Yadav from the second test. The English pace attack proved how the pitch was helping the seamers and now the onus for India will be on Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma to defend the low total.
Indian bowlers have their task cut out on day 3: Gambhir
In the opposite circumstances, former India opener Gautam Gambhir has advised the Indian team to go all-out with the attack and get England fumbling at the “Home or cricket”
“India should turn up with a lot of aggression as they’ve got nothing to lose now, ” he told Times of India.
Hardik needs to be amongst the wickets
“The task will be cut out for the bowlers on day 3. They’re playing three seamers with Hardik as the third seamer. Ishant and Shami will have to put their hand up and swing the ball the same way it was doing yesterday,” h said.
India will be hoping that Hardik bowls well because he needs to chip in with wickets after failing with the bat,” the Delhi batsman added.