England will look positive and score as many tracks as possible on the fourth day of the second test against India, according to coach Jonathan Trot.
Visitors were left with the mammoth task of chasing 482 after Ravichandran Ashwin’s century on the third day helped India reach 286 in the second inning.
“Stay positive and look for tracks. We saw Dan Lawrence play last night, look for more than that and see how far we can go,” Trot told leading television before the play began on the fourth day.
Trot said the individual plans of the players depend on whether they want to use a shot or not. “It depends on each player (with the help of clean-ups). Remember that there are some good seamstresses for India. It’s about their individual plans to play and work as a pair in the middle. Rotate the punch, gain lengths quickly and use your legs “, he said.
“It all depends on their contact points, whether they want to get as close as possible to the field of the ball or try to get as far away as possible and give themselves time. We saw the people who put running in this leash, try to do something similar (to them), “he said.
Trot said he hoped England’s batsmen could fight, like Wikipedia’s Ben Fox fight in the first innings. While the hosts were out for a paltry 134, Fox was their top scorer with an undefeated 42.
“You watch how everyone does their business when they put in circulations, try and raise their characteristics. But I think we have players there (the locker room) who have their own characteristics and score themselves. It’s good to know that we can “We’ve seen working with a wicket like this. We’ve seen how Foakes handled this in the first innings, we hope we can have more of the same,” said Trot.