India Vs England First Test Match 2018
England captain Joe Root said a day before the match that his team has a special plan for Indian captain Virat Kohli, whose last England tour in 2014 was extremely disappointing. Kohli scored 134 runs in 10 innings of the tour with an average of 13.40
Route said, ‘If you look at our perspective, we would like to do the same thing but we know what a great player he is and what he is capable of. He has come a long way in the last few years, especially in this format, We think we have a strong plan for him but when you play against the best batsman of the world, then he has the answer. ”
He said We know that he has proven himself all over the world but we will try to stop him. There are some excellent players in both the teams and it is important to make sure we put pressure on the entire team.
Captain Root came forward in support of Rashid
The captain stood with him on the question of selection of spinner Adil Rashid in the team. Route said, “Rashid’s criticism does not make us different. He is bowling very well and is expected to bowl better in the match also. Obviously, I was in favor of his selection and I think he is an aggressive choice in the spin case. Talk about criticism, people may have their own opinion, but I think it is a little unfair.
On giving the choice to Rashid in place of all-rounder Moin Ali, he said, “On seeing Pitch we decided to feed a spinner and that is Rashid. Rashid and Moin bring diversity in both teams but seeing the number of right-handed batters in the Indian team, we felt that Rashid is a very aggressive option.