Pace Great Slams Ranchi Pitch As Rohit Sharma-led India Crumble vs England, Wonders Why Jasprit Bumrah Is Rested

England players celebrate the fall of an India batter.© AFP

The Indian cricket team got a rude shock on the second day of the fourth Test against England in Ranchi on Saturday. Their famed batting line-up was no match for England’s bowling. After the visitors put up a 353, courtesy Joe Root‘s unbeaten 122, much was expected from the Indian batters. However, barring Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s 73 off 117 balls, none of the the batters including Rohit Sharma could score big. It raised a lot of question on the reason behind India’s debacle.   

“I mainly tweet about England- but looking at India. They’re an amazing team on flat Test pitches in India where their spinners skill comes into it & they out bowl other teams. Playing on pitches that roll along the floor brings in the opposition so much more. I can’t understand why they’ve prepared a pitch like this?” Stuart Broad posted on X.

“Haven’t seen much of this Test match as of yet, just clicked on now. England massively on top. Spinners bowling accurately, uneven bounce. Cracks. Bowlers dream. 350 looks 100 above par. Toss in this series seems crucial. Bat first, dominate the game. Bumrah ‘rested’- can’t understand it. 8 overs in his last innings. Handed initiative back to England.”

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