‘I can’t understand is India’s desire to come’: Ian Chappell

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Usman Khawaja scored 180 runs with facing 422 balls in the fourth test. From India’s side, Ashwin took 6 wicket haul in the first innings. Ian Chappell criticized the Indians for poor bowling against Usman Khawaja in the first innings. The pitch had nothing for the bowlers. At the end of day 2, India’s score is 36 for 0 wickets. Team India is trailing by  444 runs in the first innings.

Ian Chappell on Indian bowlers

“One thing I can’t understand is India’s desire to come around the wicket the whole time to a left-hander. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. You speak to all the good left-handers that I’ve spoken to, and they say that right-arm over the wicket is the toughest guy to face. It’s okay now and again for a bit of a change around the wicket,”

He further added that

“Maybe around the wicket works more in England. But in India, ridiculous, particularly to a player like Usman Khawaja, whose great strength is his onside, and we saw that today. Why would you angle the ball into his pads when that’s exactly what he wants? Khawaja looked at ease the whole time. India haven’t come up with a solution to Khawaja’s batting, and it’s starting to hurt them,” 

The Indian fans want someone from the top order to go for a big daddy hundred. A big total at a good strike rate from India can make the match interesting. The Indian captain Rohit Sharma who is also the leading run scorer for the team can go big tomorrow.

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