The Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri thinks that the Test-match series between India and England is still wide open and he feels the series can go on either side. India recently lost the third Test match against England in Headingley, Leeds. It was a humiliating defeat for Virat Kohli’s men as they lost by an innings and 76 runs. One positive for India to take in this match was the upper-middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara who was not in a great touch lately, scored 91 runs in the second innings. It seems he has reclaimed his form back after that innings.
After the thumping victory in the Lord’s Test, it was not an impressive performance by the Indian team in the third one. Hence, after this loss, coach Ravi Shastri wants to see a comeback from Virat Kohli’s men in the fourth Test which will be played between 2nd September to 6th September at Oval cricket ground.
“Just think about Lord’s, forget the last one. Even though we showed glimpses of a fight in the second innings, I think that first, you know, early dismissal of our players and getting all out for 78 played its part. But this series is wide open,” Ravi Shastri said to ‘Times Now Navbharat.’
The Indian coach also thinks that India is not going to take a back step after the Leeds loss. On the contrary, he feels the pressure will be on England even after equalizing the series at 1-1 as they are playing in their home.