The Stokes have dried up in the heat of Ahmedabad
But after the first Test, the England team did not feel strong. Captain Joe Root was in great form, Jimmy Anderson’s swing poisoning blue opponent.
Dom Base and Jack Leach got the spinning wickets of the subcontinent as if they were magicians! But from the second test, that team became unrecognizable like a feast!
With the help of Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, and Rohit Sharma, England did not get a chance in the remaining three Tests. In the last two Tests, the England batsmen repeatedly ate the spinning pitch.
But is it just because of the pitch that England is in such a depressing state? Listening to Ben Stokes, it seems that there were other reasons.
What is that reason? Stokes said one of them was losing a lot of weight in the heat of Ahmedabad. Everyone was getting sick. How can a team win the test? Inform him against a team like India at home?
Stokes said many English cricketers had lost weight in the fourth Test in the scorching heat, including himself. I think it’s more proven. Because we also played the fourth Test with illness. Playing at a temperature of 41 degrees was very difficult. I have lost five kilograms in one week. Dom Sibley lost four kilograms. Jimmy Anderson’s three kilos. Jack Leach would occasionally run to the toilet to bowl. I was in the toilet longer than usual. ‘
However, Stokes did not want to use this as an excuse for his poor performance. “I’m not making any excuses,” Stokes told Mirror Sports. Because everyone was ready to play. India and Rishabh Pant played great. But I want to give my players hat honors; Because, in all this, they have tried their best to win the match for England. ‘
Naturally, the young players of the team are being criticized for not playing well. Stokes doesn’t find that, ‘The analysts are doing their job well. But it is not their responsibility to build our good players and good teams, it is our responsibility. We have to pay attention to that. Your coach, fellow captain — they have to keep their words in mind. There is no need to pay attention to who said what outside or not. I want no player to think of themselves as bad players after this series is over. Especially young people like Dom Sibley, Jack Crowley, and Oli Pope. For them, the trip was like a good educational trip. They have to move forward with experience from here. They are very talented. ‘
England dropped the 4Th Test by an innings and 25 runs. The series lost 3-1.