IND vs. ENG: Swinging in the opposite direction is unlikely with the pink ball, says James Anderson

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The veteran of fast bowling in England turned out to be the x-factor of his country in the opening match between India and England in Chennai, when on the last day the 39-year-old Englishman chose key wickets in the first spell to ensure visitors crush India’s defeat. .

At the next test match, Anderson had rested according to the team’s rotation policy, while his deputy, Stuart Broad, was trying to find help from a dry surface in the same place; subsequently led to a massive victory for India.

Anderson will probably return for the third test, while English fans will hope that he will once again spell his magic with the deadly reverse swinger. However, the veteran of the 158-test feels that the reverse swing may not come into play from Wednesday, when the teams face each other in the test with pink balls in Ahmedabad.

“It doesn’t feel much different (with other brands of pink ball). What we found on all pink balls seems to have an extra bit of nail polish on them, so it looks a little more plastic, coated, not on the red ball where you can feel the skin, “Anderson was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“I feel a lot like the dukes in my hand. I don’t think we’ll see a turnaround. It depends on the height – if the terrain is really abrasive, you can see a bit of the opposite, but I would be very surprised if we bowled in the nets if turn around, “he added. “It’s possible to stay a little harder for longer. We’ll have to wait and see how it reacts after 40-50 shots,” Anderson said.



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