Indian matchmaker Shardul Thakur well justified his choice on the first day of the first Test England in Nottingham. Shardul Thakur made important strikes on important parts of the match and played a significant hand in bowling out the home side for 183.
Shardul Thakur threatened the English batsman from his first over and scored two of his wickets in his 11th self. The 29-year-old made a massive breakthrough when he returned for a new era and caught Joe Root’s forwards. The English captain, at 64, did not even bother to review it. In the same transition of the fourth episode, Thakur removes Ollie Robinson, and he leaves without scoring.
While Thakur contributed with a few scalps, Jasprit Bumrah caught four, followed by Mohammed Shami with three. India predictably finished their day at a high point when they went into the locker room unharmed, with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul surviving 13 overs to finish at 21-0. Sam Curran, who carried only one, looked the most dangerous; However, James Anderson and Stuart Broad could not make the openers play much.
Enjoying the Dukes Ball and English Conditions: Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur said the removal of Jonny Bairstow when he saw a fifty on the road, followed by Joe Root for 64 dismissals, was major strikes. The born cricketer in Palghar stressed that the field does not look like much; therefore India went with four sailors. Thakur reveals that he enjoys the English conditions and the Dukes ball, and was excited about the summer moving forward.
“Bairstow was able to score a fifty, so it was crucial to get him out there. And getting Root in the 60s, or 90s or early, is always a good wicket. When we looked at the field, it did not feel like it would be much better if we went in with four seam workers. Enjoy the Dukes ball and English conditions, good preparation in Durham, a good idea of what this summer is going to be like, and it’s a good one for us, ‘ Thakur declares after the first day’s game.