The way they batted, I believe the jitters were evident today; they were unsure of how many was enough. They used great caution,” Anderson remarked.
The ongoing series between England and India has taken an unexpected turn in the second Test. The Indian side, having lost the first Test, set a goal of 399 runs for England to chase down and win the second Test after a back-and-forth battle throughout the first three days of the match.
At tea on Day 3, Team India had a 370-run advantage at 227 for six. But in the last session, the hosts could only muster 28 runs. Veteran bowler James Anderson found the same batting strategy to be cautious. According to the 41-year-old, he had the bravery to watch for India.
Moreover, he exuded confidence in his team’s capacity to pursue the enormous aim in Vizag. It is believed that with 180 overs remaining in the match, England will attempt to reach the mark in 60–70 overs.
The way they batted, I believe the jitters were evident today; they were unsure of how many was enough. Even with a large advantage, they were extremely cautious, according to what NDTV quoted Anderson as saying.
“The coach, Brendan McCullum, said yesterday night that we would go for it if they received 600. It makes it quite evident to all that we intend to attempt it tomorrow. We’ll attempt to finish the game in 60 or 70 overs, even though I know there are 180 left in the game. We play that manner, and tonight we watched Rehan (Ahmed) go out and make his shots,” he continued.
We’re operating correctly: Anderson
James Anderson also discussed how England’s Bazball strategy has transformed Test cricket and how their opponents are frequently intimidated by their style of play. Recalling the first ball boundary in the Ashes match versus Australia.
“There have been times over the past two years, especially in the past twelve months, when the way teams have responded leads us to believe that we’re doing something right. Rewinding to the Ashes, he said, “Having a point on the boundary in the first ball of the Ashes tells us we’re doing something right.”