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India has to tackle England at the Edgbaston Test

India has to tackle England at the Edgbaston Test

India will recognize the excitement surrounding the fact that of the two squads, England has changed significantly more from the fourth Test last year Imagine the tragedy if the Indian captain had perished with Covid a week before a Test last summer in England. He didn’t, but a panic-inducing outbreak among the support crew convinced the BCCI to cancel the Test.

The UK’s post-vaccine laissez-faire policy of reducing rules from all aspects of society had not yet reached sport. 

India has to tackle England at the Edgbaston Test

Players were still kept in bubbles, had their close contacts identified and told to separate them, were subjected to routine PCR tests, and traveling was a nightmare.

However, Virat Kohli’s role as captain during the previous summer may have contributed in part. And given the craze that surrounds Kohli, it’s probable that the Old Trafford Test would have been called off even if he had merely acquired Covid.

Rohit factors in a row 

The fact that Rohit Sharma received Covid this week and that the Test is not in doubt, but rather who will take his position if he is unable to recuperate in time, is a sign of how much has changed. Recently, a series came to a conclusion in which several New Zealand players or staff members contracted Covid, the England wicketkeeper contracted it during a Test, and nobody really seemed to care. Though it also doesn’t seem like it has been that long, last summer was on a different planet; whether or not you’ve taken Covid, one side effect is a warped perception of time.

No crisis For Team India 

India no longer engages in crises or panic; instead, they calmly proceed unperturbed. The second-highest run-scorer in the series, KL Rahul, is absent. No issue; here is Mayank Agarwal, whom Rahul had first replaced as the series opener at the beginning of last year after Agarwal suffered a concussion.

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Kumar Sangakkara Master Statement

I found out the truth about Bairstow by accident last month. Bairstow has already hit two Test hundreds this year, but his last three innings (369 runs, twice out, 293 balls, 46 fours, and 10 sixes) make it hard to remember those.

He understands hitting best as a feeling that isn’t tied down by technique, batting order, situation, or even format. “Sometimes your own thoughts get in the way of you being able to see the ball,” McCullum once said. He was talking about a state of mind that athletes try to reach, but they don’t realize that the harder they try, the farther away it gets, and that they usually reach it by accident, not on purpose. Bairstow’s place on the Test team has never been clearer.

Not even county cricket seems like such a hard problem after Jonny solved it. It turns out that all that’s needed is for county cricketers to play like England’s Test cricketers. Not the schedule, the fields, the number of counties, or the quality of the ball. Just a sprinkle of this philosophy from above. Trickle-down economics has never made more sense (well, Eoin Morgan’s white-ball revolution did, but that’s a different story).

India will understand some of this excitement. They are a long way down the path of this big change. Most of the time, they went through it more carefully, but it didn’t make it any less radical. Kohli did change how India played games, but those changes are now well-established. The bat-like we’ve seen in Tests this century (rather than this last month). Rishabh Pant is a natural Baz-baller, but Cheteshwar Pujara won’t reverse scoop anyone.

Disclaimer: The insights expressed in this article are those of the author. This article was not written or edited by Empireweekly.com; it was published on July 4, 2022.

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Soumyajit Dutta is a Cricket News Analyst and Author at Empire Weekly.

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