Former England captain Andrew Strauss feels the way. In which Joe Root’s group capitulated. Against a fired-up India in the second Test seem harmed the “bruised and battered”. It has within the remainder of the five-match series.
From an apparently comfortable position. England fell to a 151-run overcome on the final day at the Lord’s.
“They were favorites but let things slip. Before lunch and then had another top-order collapse,” Strauss told Sky Sports.
“Those early wickets put gigantic weight. On the center order and India fair had enough overs to bowl them out. It was feisty.”
Strauss said India “thoroughly deserves” to go one up. Also, within the five-match series.
Each arrangement with India, and especially Virat Kohli. He is feisty and as the match was on the line you anticipated nothing else. It has been five brilliant days of Test cricket.
“India was exceptional and there were times when England looked like they were going to get out of jail but, in the end, you have to say that India deserved it, they did enough to win. England is going to be absolutely battered and bruised as a result of that,” Andrew Strauss added.
Strauss has too called for a alter in England’s top-order. After another disappointing appearance by the batsmen.
He is certain that the woefully out-of-form opener. Dom Sibley might be dropped ahead of the third Test at Headingley.
For the first time in Test history. Also, both England openers were dismissed for ducks. Within the same innings of a domestic match.
“At a few stages, if you keep being two or three down for nothing. It’s planning to come back to haunt you.”
“Yes, they were two good balls to get rid of Burns and Sibley but, of course, then Joe Root is under pressure, Hameed is under pressure, and then Jonny Bairstow and the middle order as well. You just can’t keep doing that time after time,” Strauss said.
I think it could be time to bring Sibley. Also, out of the terminating line. He has looked out of touch. I think Ollie Pope is likely planning to come back in. They have been in and around the squad. But is it right for him to be batting within the best three? It isn’t a simple solution.
“There are a lot of issues for England, no question approximately that. If they had got absent. We might have been able to paper over the breaks but not anymore.”