Former England spinner Monty Panesar has named the three key gamers from India and England who could make a major affect within the upcoming four-match Take a look at sequence. The sequence will start on February 5, with the primary two Checks happening in Chennai.
Panesar, who was part of England’s profitable Take a look at aspect in its 2012/13 tour of India, selected the English workforce’s veteran tempo duo of Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Joe Root as its three-member core which must step up within the upcoming sequence.
“I believe the important thing gamers for England are going to be Joe Root, Stuart Broad, and Jimmy Anderson. Joe is aware of learn how to bat in these situations and he is in great type. He should emulate what Alastair Cook dinner did in India. Joe must bat for lengthy as a result of solely then he can arrange the sport for England in opposition to India,” Panesar informed the Occasions of India.
“Additionally, below seaming situations, Broad and Anderson can do wonders. Anderson by no means bowls on the stumps. He all the time bowls four or 5 toes away from a batsman. He needs you to chase him after which he brings it again in to entice a batsman LBW. If the Indian batsmen can truly conquer that line, Anderson and Broad are each going to wrestle,” mentioned the previous England spinner.
“For India, it’s going to be Ajinkya Rahane. His batting, captaincy, and management abilities have impressed me loads,” Panesar mentioned.
“Second, Pujara. He is in a position to maintain the strain.
“I believe Ashwin goes to be a key participant for India within the sequence. He can take wickets over the wicket and across the wicket. He is acquired totally different variations and he is a really astute cricketer. I keep in mind him saying ‘spin bowling is like an app, you bought to maintain updating each six months’. And, he does that and retains updating. I like the way in which he is turn into such an unbelievable spinner,” Panesar mentioned.
Each, India and England meet after beneficial ends in their respective away assignments. Whereas India registered an unimaginable 2-1 victory over Australia within the four-match Take a look at sequence, England accomplished a 2-Zero clear sweep of Sri Lanka.