Nasser Hussain greeted In the‘s tempo attack as an ‘exceptional’ attack, and also regarded Jasprit Bumrah as the best bowler in the entire format in the world. The previous England captain judged both teams to India’s memorable victory at The Oval, conceding that they had taken an unbeaten 2-1 lead in the series with one more match.
The Indian bowlers have already taken ten English wickets twice on day 5 in this series — at Lord’s and Oval, recording victories from behind.
Nasser Hussain reckoned that the Indian team is always motivated by the energy of their captain, Virat Kohli, because, after conquering Australia twice, they now want to stamp their flag on England to promote their legacy. However, he feels that the middle order, especially Ajinkya Rahane, is still a vulnerability.
‘There are still vulnerabilities in their batting, and Ajinkya Rahane looks terribly rare, but their bowling, especially the seam attack, is exceptional. Bumrah is to me the best multi-format bowler in the world. Kohli is, of course, the driving force, and winning in England is the last frontier for him. That would be a legacy, ‘Nasser Hussain was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail on Wednesday.
Nasser Hussain explains what England needs to improve:
Nasser Hussain regrets the shortcomings of the English team. The first of these is the declining catches; England hit as many as 6 catches at The Oval, two from Rohit Sharma, during his century.
Hussain claims that England are “more ruthless” with the bat, as they were unable to capitalize on their first start of 100 runs in the second innings, or take a big lead in the first innings, allowing India to return to the game. .
‘Take their catches. It’s hard enough to score 20 wickets in a Test, let alone 25 or 26. And be more ruthless with the bat. They got a good position in the first innings at The Oval and did not get the lead due to soft dismissal. ”
Another issue England need to tackle, according to the 53-year-old commentator, is to pick a different bowling attack — they had four medium-pacers at The Oval; the bowling could change for the fifth Test with Mark Wood likely to be fit – and spinner Moeen Ali will be used sharply.
“Choose an alternating bowling attack and use the spinner more-Moeen Ali is now the third highest spinner in the English Test to take the wicket!” Hussain said.
England have added Jack Leach to their squad for the Manchester Test, which starts on 10 September. Jos Buttler has also been confirmed to return after missing the fourth Test on paternity leave.