Indian head coach Ravi Shastri is confident that the visitors will return strong and draw inspiration from the victory in the Lord’s Test match rather than reflect on the loss in the Leeds Test match as they prepare for the fourth Test against England at the Oval, which starting from 2 September.nd.
Shastri conceded that the result of 78 on the first day in the last context of the third Test became decisive, but the series is still ‘wide open’.
“It’s very easy, you just go back to the Lord. Just think of the Lord, forget the last one. As simple as that. I know this is easier said than done, but we must also remember your good moments. Such things happen in the game. England were in the driver’s seat and we won. In the last Test match, they bowled brilliantly. “They caught us on the very first day of the test match, they put us on the back foot.” Shastri told Times Now Navbharat as he unveiled his new book ‘Stargazing’.
This Indian team will not retreat and anyone who thinks another one is coming: Ravi Shastri
Shastri was pleased with the performance of the Indian team in the second innings of the third Test at Headingley as they were able to make 278 runs but could not get England to bat again and lost the match by an innings and 76 lopies.
‘Although we showed a look at a fight in the second innings, I think you first played a role in the early dismissal of our players and the preservation of everything for 78. But this series is wide open, ” Shastri said.
Shastri was on fire as he talked about the upcoming fourth Test match and reminded everyone that the series is 1-1 and the pressure is on the English team to win in their own backyard. India had already beaten them 3-1 in India earlier this year and the ball is in their court but India will bring the fight to the hosts.
‘If anyone thinks that this Indian team is going to lag behind, there will be another one, because at 1-1 we play overseas, the pressure is on England. They must win in their own country. We did what we had to do with them in India. So, the ball is in their court and we will fight, there is no doubt about it, “ Shastri signed off.
England will miss the services of Jos Buttler for the fourth Test, when he returns home for the birth of his second child. Jonny Bairstow will retain wickets. India, on the other hand, called for reinforcements because they added Prasidh Krishna to the main test squad.