IND vs ENG: Reverse swing is unlikely with the pink ball, says James Anderson

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England’s veteran quick bowler turned out to be his facet’s x-factor within the opening India-England Check match in Chennai when on the final day the 39-year-old Englishman picked essential wickets within the first spell to make sure the guests hand India a crushing defeat.

Nonetheless, the very subsequent Check match, Anderson was rested as per the crew’s rotation coverage whereas his alternative Stuart Broad struggled to search out assist from a dry floor on the identical venue; subsequently main to an enormous win for India.

Anderson is prone to return for the third Check whereas English followers might be hoping he spews his magic once more with the lethal reverse swinger. The 158 Check veteran, nevertheless, feels reverse swing won’t come into play from Wednesday when the groups face off one another in pink-ball Check in Ahmedabad.

“It would not really feel quite a bit totally different (to different manufacturers of the pink ball). What we have now discovered with all of the pink balls, it looks as if they’ve an additional little bit of lacquer on them so it feels a bit extra plastic, the coating, relatively than on the pink ball the place you possibly can really feel the leather-based,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Anderson as saying. 

“It feels similar to the Dukes within the hand. I believe we might be unlikely to see a reverse. It depends upon the pitch – if the pitch is basically abrasive you may see a little bit of reverse, however from how we have bowled it within the nets I’d be very shocked if it does reverse,” he additional mentioned. “It might properly keep a bit tougher for longer. We’ll have to attend and see the way it reacts after 40-50 overs,” Anderson mentioned. 

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