In the five-match Test series between India and England, Team India English may have seen their dominance on the ground so far, but Indian bowler and captain Virat Kohli has failed to control Joe Root’s bat. Root scored a half-century and a century in the second innings of the Trent Bridge Test. At the same time, in the first innings of the second Test, Team India’s four fast bowlers were unable to dismiss the English captain. In such a situation, in the Third Test, Virat and Co need to devise a special strategy to deal with Root. Former England spinner Monty Panesar has said how to send Team India Route to the Pavilion for cheap.
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Speaking to the Times of India, Siraj said “bowling him on the line of the fifth stump and off-stump is the way to get him out.” His wicket was planned by Virat and Bumrah executed it brilliantly. Virat needs to plan against Root again. Root plays pull shots well so don’t forget to bowl them. As Root comes to the crease, Virat should hand the ball to Bumrah. Both Bumrah and Siraj are capable of creating pressure on the batsman in the first ball. He did what Root did in the second innings and the captain lost his wicket.
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Panesar added, ‘You must harass Root and demand him to change his position. He likes to bat in his one flow. If it doesn’t flow, he changes his position and game plan. And this is what Team India needs. This is why India can root out quickly. Root’s bat is the most talked about in the series so far and he has scored 386 runs at 128.67 in 2 matches.