February 23, 2021

India vs England Third Test: Motera pitch won’t have grass on match day, says James Anderson

Anderson felt that the pink SG Test ball that he bowled with during the net sessions, swung more than its red counterpart. James Anderson urged critics of the much-debated rotation policy to look at the ‘bigger picture’, considering the massive amount of cricket to be played by the England team in the coming days.

Veteran fast bowler James Anderson is pretty sure that the newly laid track at the Motera Stadium will be devoid of any grass for the upcoming Day/Night Test against India even though there is a nice green cover on it at the moment. The third Test under lights will start from Wednesday and for England’s premier fast bowler, he doesn’t expect it to behave much differently from the second Test track at the Chepauk which India won by 317 runs.

“The pitch, it has got grass on it but I am pretty sure it’s not going to be there when we turn up on the match day,” Anderson said with a wry smile during a virtual conference with British media on Sunday.

 

“So we have to wait and watch. As seam bowlers, we have to be prepared to bowl as best we can in any given condition. If it swings, it’s great and if it does not, we still have a job to do,” Anderson said.

He felt that the pink SG Test ball that he bowled with during the net sessions, swung more than its red counterpart. “Look this is the second pink Test in India and first in February so we don’t know how it would behave.”

Input: ZeeNews

Also Read: ‘Let him keep, it’ll be good for the team’: Chopra names India’s keeper among Pant, Rahul and Kishan for England T20s

 

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