New Delhi. Team India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey criticized the West Indies batsmen for not even trying to play the shot, terming the second Test pitch as too slow for batting. He said that it is difficult to take 20 wickets here. The host West Indies team is still behind 0-1 in the 2-match series. He did not try to bat fast on the third day in response to India’s 438 runs in the second test. The Caribbean team had scored 229 runs for 5 wickets at the end of the third day’s play and is still 209 runs behind India. Windies batsmen have batted 108 overs so far and have added runs at a run rate of 2.12.
Talking to the media after the end of the third day’s play, Paras Mhambre said that the Port of Spin pitch is very slow. Because of this, batting is looking easy here. By the end of the day’s play, it had started taking a bit of turn. West Indies adopted a very defensive approach in batting. When the batsman tries to play the shot, there is also a chance to take the wicket, but he did not make such an effort.
good performance by the bowlers
Paras Mhambre said that our bowlers performed impressively. Whatever opportunities he got, he took advantage of them. This former Mumbai fast bowler said that the pitch should be lively. There should be a balance between batsmen and bowlers. The pitch in Dominica had turn, but we made better use of the conditions. Although it will be difficult to take 20 wickets on this pitch.
The Indian bowling coach expressed satisfaction with the performance of fast bowler Mukesh Kumar, playing his first Test match, who took his first wicket in the form of Kirk McKenzie. Mhambre said that I am very happy with the bowling he showed after bowling the first ball in the first session. In the second session, he tried to move the ball. It was really cool.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 23, 2023