IND vs ENG: Alastair Cook made a big revelation, gave England the formula to win the Test series in India
Alastair Cook Statement: Under the leadership of Alastair Cook, England won India's last Test series in 2012. After opting for a month-long training camp in 'subcontinent-like conditions' in Abu Dhabi, Ben Stokes and his team reached Hyderabad on Sunday, just four days before the opening Test from Thursday.
The Kalamkar News, India vs England Test: Alastair Cook, the legendary batsman who has scored the most Test runs for England, believes that England's 'lack of match preparation' could be a 'problem' in India before the tough five-Test series, but Rohit He is confident of the visiting team's 'baseball' attitude to defeat Sharma's team.
It was under the leadership of Alastair Cook that England won India's last Test series in 2012. After opting for a month-long training camp in 'subcontinent-like conditions' in Abu Dhabi, Ben Stokes and his team reached Hyderabad on Sunday, just four days before the opening Test from Thursday.
Alistair Cook made a big revelation
Alastair Cook, who was England's top scorer with 562 runs during the 2-1 win over India in the 2012-13 series, wrote in his column in 'The Sunday Times', 'Lack of match preparation is a problem for England. Will happen.
This is the nature of modern touring. When we won in India in 2012, we played three practice matches against good teams. Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay were among the top four in the India A team that we faced and Cheteshwar Pujara played in one of the other matches.
There must be at least one practice match
Alastair Cook said that there should have been at least one practice match. Alastair Cook said, 'It would be good if there was some kind of informal agreement between the countries to organize good practice matches in good conditions for the touring teams.
At present, the home team is completely dominating many series and I do not think this is good for Test cricket. India has been unbeaten in the home Test series after the defeat against England in 2012.
First 30 balls are important
However, Alastair Cook is confident of England's baseball approach which is an aggressive playing strategy. England did this in their successful tour of Pakistan last year (3-0 win).
Alastair Cook said, 'There is no doubt what England are going to try to do in India and now I think this is their best chance of success.
They will not follow the traditional rules of batting in the subcontinent. I have always felt that the first 30 balls are important when you are trying to adjust.
Cook gave England the formula to win the test series in India
Alastair Cook said that the England team has the attack to destabilize the star-studded Indian batting order. Alastair Cook said, 'I will be very interested to see how India reacts. I think this England team can put the Indian bowlers under direct pressure.
This may spoil their rhythm. They won't be used to it because most teams try to stay in the contest, but it doesn't usually work against India on home soil.
Alastair Cook described former England captain Joe Root as one of the best players of spin. He said, 'He has scored a lot of runs in the subcontinent in recent years in Sri Lanka and India. He has done this without taking any risk. Other batsmen can learn a lot from him.