The long-awaited five-match Test series between England and India starts next week on the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. England will try to avenge their series loss suffered in India earlier this year, while the tourists aim to win their first series since 2007 on English soil. Meanwhile, the BCCI revealed the appearance of the deck of Nottingham ahead of the opening game on Wednesday.
The pitch, as revealed by the BCCI, looks mightily green. If the deck is green, it means the fast bowlers will get a lot of help and that India and England have world-class pacers. Therefore, the fast bowlers from both sides would lick their lips if it stayed that way on the first day. As a result, it can also be a low score.
It is especially the only victory of India when they toured England in 2018 for a multi-format tour, arriving in Nottingham. India denied the fluctuating conditions exceptionally well after batting first, as Virat Kohli’s 97 score was the first innings of 329. In response, Hardik Pandya’s fifteen shot down the hosts for 161. Kohli passed the three-pointer in the second innings and an unlikely 521 to win for England.
While Jos Buttler shone through a century, the Three Lions could not prevent a loss of 203 runs, while Jasprit Bumrah took a fifteen. But the home team won the five-match series 4-1, and India have kept victories on the ground since 2007. But England also had a notable performance on the Trent Bridge, bowling out Australia for 60 in the 2015 Ashes. Stuart Broad went through their batting list and took 8/15 figures. The upcoming series between India and England should therefore be another spectacle for the fans.
Below is the post that the BCCI posted before the first Test between England and India:
A look at the wicket three days from the first Test at Trent Bridge.
– BCCI (@BCCI) 1 August 2021