In the Lord’s Test, there is panic in the batting of the Indian batsmen, in the former cricketers. The tourists, however, could have won the first Test in the series. But Lord’s horror has now put a stain on everyone’s mind. India could not score two and a half runs in two innings The third Test of the series starts tomorrow at Trent Bridge.
Dhawan’s main problem, he always plays with a strong hand. Not just for running, but also Let him force you to come to yourself. Dhawan should say to himself, ‘I will come to the ball, play with a fixed bat under my eyes and release all the balls that come in the sixth stamp.’ And if England make a short ball, then he should give up. When it comes to being offensive, it shows weakness.
He tried to use the crease in the second innings at Lord’s, not just using the front leg. Rahul should keep himself flexible about this, see the ball well. He knows the game well, his feelings are well known. But when the bowler starts running, it should be careful not to take his mind away. When James Anderson was bowling, he was so busy to get out of the stump that the ball coming inside was not easy.
Victory could have run for tour because of the ability to leave the ball. But out of the off-stump on the South Africa tour, he was out playing. After that the ball was out even after leaving. In this series, he has been out of two tasks. The main problem is that he is playing the shot a little earlier. Before the ball crosses half of the crease, the player is playing or leaving according to the line (it can be done in India). But when England swings or seam movements after the middle cross runs, then they have to play on the line. So his mantra should be waiting, the game according to the second line.
Seeing him as a short man against New Zealand, he found himself in trouble. Got runs, but it did not bring relief to anyone. His problem is mental and it is not easy to solve it. He needs to be counciled and should be given responsibility to anyone whom he believes. And if the team thinks that for a long time Rahane is a key member of the team, but he should ensure that whatever he is, he will be in the team.
Pujara is a defensive batsman, but his breaks are not good signs. At the beginning of the career and in front of the full length of the ball seemed to take a big step forward and would have gone a long way back. But in the meantime he always tried to take the initiative in front. Recently he lighted a little early in front of him and in the back almost impossible. Two of the difficulties and a little late. He should practice a simple basic work, that is, front and back. And do not bring anything else to mind. If needed, shout at every ball, ‘See the ball.Many of the best batsmen did this and the focus did not go beyond that.
Apart from this, I would say to all the batsmen (again without Kohli) to watch Ashwin’s batting in the last innings at Lord’s. He showed some important strategies about how to give himself a chance in such situations. Most of the time he played on the back foot, so the ball was found to be swinging before the ball came to him. He was just not comfortable, he got the fastest run