England are already 1-0 up in the four-match test series against India, with flying colors. It was evident, with the way they batted on the first two days of the flat Chepauk wicket, which didn’t have assistance for the bowlers.
The Chepauk wicket never allowed us to take our eyes away from it. It was extremely slow and flat, favouring the batting side. As the test match started progressing, it got clearer that it was a good toss to win and the English players benefitted a lot from that. On top of everything, Joe Root’s excellent batting form continued, as he scored another double hundred in the first innings. His masterclass made sure that England reached a mammoth total, which would start bothering the Indians, as soon as the wicket would start playing its role after a couple of days.
But not just from the batting side’s point of view, the England team performed exceptionally well even in the bowling department. Their spinners, Dom Bess and Jack Leach made sure that the Indian batsmen didn’t stay on the pitch for too long. In the last innings, James Anderson and his deadly inswingers made sure, that there was no way out for the Indian team.
The second test match will be a nail-biting competition between both teams, as the pitch is now no longer flat. It is expected to be quicker than before and a feast for spinners. The Indian team will look forward to bounce back.
Both sides are also expected to make changes, as Jos Buttler will return to his home as a part of England’s rotational policy. While the Indian team is also looking forward to bring in Kuldeep Yadav or Axar Patel, into their playing eleven.
Right from the toss, it’s going to be an engaging battle.