This truth came to light despite the victory in the second test! (PC-PTI)
If any team has come on a tour of India, then the biggest threat for it is the Indian spinners. Often the opposing teams come up with special strategies against spinners like Ashwin, Jadeja and Axar Patel. The England team also did something similar and its strategy is also being successful in India. Because we are going to tell you a figure which is really surprising. If we tell you that Indian spinners have proved to be pale in comparison to England’s spinners, would you believe this? Probably not. But this is the sixteen anna truth.
Amazing work of England’s spinners
There have been 2 matches so far in the Test series between India and England. The amazing thing is that England’s spinners have taken more wickets than Indian spinners. England’s spinners have taken a total of 33 wickets in two tests. His bowling average is 33.90 and economy rate is 3.48.
Performance of Indian spinners
Indian spinners have taken 23 wickets so far in this test series. His average has been 38.39 and the economy rate is also 4.18. In a team which has spinners like Ashwin, Jadeja, Axar Patel, if their performance is like this then it is really bad news for Team India. This figure is also worrying because England’s spinners are inexperienced. Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir have made their debut in this series and Jack Leach has also not played much cricket. Whereas Joe Root is a part time bowler.
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England batsmen pass against spinners
However, the other side of this coin is that the English batsmen have adopted an aggressive strategy against the Indian spinners. He has been successful in pushing Ashwin and Jadeja on the backfoot. On the other hand, Indian batsmen have looked troubled against the spinners against England. Now no matter how you look at the comparison of the spinners of both the teams, one thing is clear that the spinners of Team India have not been able to do anything special in this series. He will have to improve his performance in the coming three test matches.