IND vs ENG: “I think it will play into our hands”, Jack Crawley on the third Test between Indian and England


After losing the second match against India by a huge margin, England team take major precautions for the third Test that will be played in Vadodara. Young English batsman Jack Crawley is confident that the visitors will outplay Indian in the thirst Test match that will be played by the pink ball. He believes that England’s players can easily get in the rhythm as they have experience of playing in the seam-friendly tracks. Due to this, they can win the third match of the series.

The series between India and England is levelled so far by 1-1, England won the first match by 227-runs and India outplay the visitors ion the second match and defeated them by 317 runs. The ongoing series has a lot of essence because of the World Test Championship. The series will decide the second finalist who will be playing against New Zealand who already entered the finals of the ICC World Test Championship.

I think it will play into our hands. We have grown up with those conditions, trying to play the ball late in seaming conditions, so you would say we would be more adept at it than the Indians. That’s probably why they are unbelievable players of spin because they have grown up with it. That said, they have an unbelievable seam attack and incredible batsmen, so it won’t help us too much. They will be more than capable,” said Zak Crawley.

“(The pink ball) seems to be swinging more than the red ball, doing a bit more for the seamers. I expect a bit more seam in this game and for the seamers to have more of a chance than perhaps they did in the last couple of Tests. It also seems to be a bit harder, so the spinners are skidding it on a bit more. The spinners are still going to have to play a big role and I would be surprised if they produce an absolute green seamer,” said the English batsman.

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