Former England skipper, Andrew Strauss has asserted that the current England batting line up isn’t well equipped to play in the spin-friendly Indian conditions. England on Thursday managed to reach past the 200-run mark after five innings in the series.
“Let’s not hide away from the truth. England’s batting quite frankly is not good enough in these conditions,” Strauss was quoted as saying by ‘Channel 4’.
“You can talk about the pitch and about the ball and about anything else, but you have to find a way to score first-inning runs and they have got very few to play with,” he added.
Andrew Strauss pointed out the English batsmen are getting out in a similar fashion throughout the series. The Englishmen struggled to pick the ball which straightened after pitching and not turned.
“England are making the same mistakes they have made throughout the whole series. The non-turning ball has left them non-pulsed.”
However, several English players have blamed the pitch conditions for a rough match.
England has managed to score 205 runs in the first innings. In reply, India has lost 6 wickets for 146 runs in the second innings. The match is currently poised with both teams having an equal chance of winning the match. India currently leads the Test series 2-1.