Fans eagerly await the long-awaited England-India Test series starting from Wednesday (04 August) at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Both teams are ready to deliver an excellent performance as expectations are high from every angle.
The epic battle will also mark the beginning of the second cycle of World Cup (WTC) 2021-23. India especially reached the final of WTC 2019-21, but faced a loss of eight wickets New Zealand in Southampton.
Before the opening of the five-match series, the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the exclusive picture of the field. Without surprises, the surface was nothing more than a classic green top that was also seen in the upcoming matches.
‘A look at the wicket three days from the first Test at Trent Bridge. Thoughts (emotional thinking face) #ENGvIND “ tweeted the top of the Indian council.
A look at the wicket three days from the first Test at Trent Bridge.
– BCCI (@BCCI) 1 August 2021
Once the BCCI shared the picture on social media, fans flooded the comments section with their answers. Even the former English captain Michael Vaughan could not stop himself from responding to the image of the field.
The 46-year-old made a hilarious remark about the greenish pitch by editing the original picture. Vaughan added trees and grass to the playing surface and shared his excitement for the opening Test.
‘Can’t wait for the test series to start on Weds … must be a fantastic series !! #ENGvIND “ Vaughan wrote on the micro-blog site while sharing the changing image of the pitch.
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 2 August 2021
This was not the first time Vaughan has responded in a unique way on the field. The visitors were badly beaten in a four-match Test series earlier this year, when England toured India. The Joe Root-led team won their first game in Chennai but fell to their knees in the second game while experiencing the Indian twisting attack Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
Vaughan has criticized the turning points India has to offer, especially in the second Test, which ended in two days. The former English captain said the field used in the second Test was unfit to host an international match. In fact, he took a shovel by posting a photo of himself standing in excavated ground with a bat in his hands.
– England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) 30 June 2021