The Indian cricket team is currently playing the second match of the five-match Test series against England at Lord’s on the historic ground. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin is not part of the team, which will cost the visiting team a lot. Former England cricketer David Lloyd believes so. Lloyd said India may regret Ravichandran Ashwin’s dismissal from the playing XI as he receives a turn signal from Moin Ali’s pitch. However, India have fallen to Ravindra Jadeja with an all-rounder spinner and four bowlers. Lloyd believes that the two captains will be very surprised to see the ball spinning and the help of spinners suddenly on the fourth day of the match.
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In a column for Lloyd for The Daily Mail, ‘In the afternoon of the fourth day, Moeen Ali started to turn the ball over and he took two big wickets. He dismissed Ravindra Jadeja. What do you expect from a Test pitch, but no captain thought the ball would turn up in the pre-match. Will India regret Ravichandran Ashwin’s ouster? Only says Monday.
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The former cricketer praised skipper Joe Root for his outstanding performance so far. He said Root is currently in the top form of his life. He said a slight adjustment to the root technique made him very comfortable in the crease. Root scored an unbeaten 180 in the first innings. Lloyd said, ‘Joe Root is in the top form of his life and it’s no coincidence. When you listen to their interviews, you know that some of the work they do is hard work, technology change and attention to detail. But most of all, enjoy it. ‘