Skipper from England Joe Koren on Tuesday, he said there would still be “real clarity” on what his bowling combination should be for the third day-night test against India, starting on Wednesday, and that he would wait before finalizing it.
India crushed England with 317 turner runs in Chennai to level the four-game streak 1-1. All eyes are now on Motera’s renewed pitch, which will debut with the Pink Ball test.
“We will take the time with the limited information we have on this field and pink ball cricket. You know, we will make sure we give ourselves as much (time) in the game as possible before we make a decision,” Ruth said on the eve. of the match.
The think tank in England has a headache in selection in both bowling and wadding.
In bowling, they are fit and available Jofra Archer, along with the blade of veteran James Anderson, who is fighting again after workload management stopped him from the second test. Stuart Broad is also fighting for a place.
“It’s great to see him (Archer) bowling again, we’re excited. He’s a world-class performer and he has all the skills … it’s a very exciting place to have a battery of fast bowling to choose from,” Ruth said. .
Senior beatmaster Johnny Beirstov also returned to the squad and it remains to be seen if they can keep their Ben Foxes form or play both.
“We’ll provide you with the team when we’re ready … Here’s how we want to do things. We just want to make sure we’re really sure of everything. When we’re completely ready, we’ll give you the full lineup together.”
“I think I have a really good understanding of what this pitch might look like tomorrow morning and before this first ball … It has a dryer and a dryer as the days go by as you would expect.
“So we just need to have real clarity on what balance of attack we want and use this practice tonight to see how much dew can play and how big a factor it can be and if that changes things at all.”
However, the skipper hinted that there would be a little more lateral movement with the pink ball, which could “work in their favor”.
The fourth and final test, which will be a regular daily match, is expected on March 4.