Tuesday, 23 February 2021
India are all set to take on England in the third Test match which will be a Day/Night Test at the brand new Motera stadium in Ahmedabad. Pacers seem to be the major talking point for this Test match and former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra addresses the same ahead of this match.
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Cricket Connected, former Team India pacer Ashish Nehra talked about England's bowling strength saying, "When we talk about pacers, England doesn’t have any shortage of pacers; Joe Root will have to charge them on the ground. For example, in the second Test in Chennai, experienced bowler Stuart Broad wasn’t seen in his best form, he didn’t even play the first Test match. In the second innings, his form was back but he got the ball very late in the game. Jofra Archer is very talented; I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years – Jofra Archer is number one.
In the form Jofra Archer is in, especially if he’s in form and fit – It will benefit the England team. About Jamie Anderson, I don’t need to say much about his talent. Joe Root will be in a fix as to which three bowlers he should go ahead with or should he pick two bowlers, he will also have to analyse the pitch. Even if India sees a similar wicket like Chennai, England still has a strong line-up, the way Stuart Broad bowls leg cutters and bowls wicket to wicket; Jofra Archer bowls pace and bounce, Jimmy Anderson has experience with his swing and reverse swing. England has everything in their armoury.”