Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that Team India has put a lot of stress on England and that it is very difficult for Joe Root to come back in the Test series. He said the visiting team needed a fantastic show to make a comeback in the series. In the Lord’s Test, the English team suffered a humiliating 151-run defeat at the hands of India. Chasing a target of 272, the entire England team was reduced to just 120 runs.
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In his article for The Telegram, Gavaskar said, “India has put a lot of stress on England and the visiting team needs some miraculous performances to return to the series.” Yes, cricket is a game of uncertainty and things can change at any time, but you need miracles to make this happen. At the start of the fifth day of play, everyone thought England would win the match. However, it was difficult to score 180 on the last day’s pitch and we were all out for 120 and we lost by a huge margin. His batting relies heavily on Joe Root and when he fails to hold the innings, the team goes down badly.
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The former India captain has said that England is missing a strong player like Ben Stokes, who can make big changes in both bat and ball. “If I were Joe Root, I would try to get Stokes back and feed him. He’s a player who can turn England around,” he said. Gavaskar said only players like Ben Stokes are of the generation. The third match of the five-match Test series between India and England will be played at Headingley Leeds from 25 August.