The phase of rhetoric has already started regarding the 5-match Test series between India and England starting from January 25. Before coming to India tour, England Test cricket team vice-captain Ollie Pope has now given a big statement regarding the pitch. In the last decade, the dominance of spin bowlers has been seen during Test matches on Indian pitches. In such a situation, the biggest threat to the English team is going to be this spin track, on which it is not going to be an easy task for them to face the Indian spinners. Regarding this, Ollie Pope has now made it clear that even if the ball spins from the pitch from the first day of the match, his team will not make any complaint.
We have to come on the field with better preparation
Before coming to India tour, the England team will spend 10 days in the training camp in Abu Dhabi so that it can strengthen its preparations. Meanwhile, the team’s vice-captain Ollie Pope said in his statement to The Guardian that during this tour, there will be talks about many things outside. In this, the pitches will be discussed the most. During this time you have to remember that both the teams will play on the same type of pitch. Therefore, it will not be surprising if India also prepares the pitch to suit its spinners.
When the English team toured India three years ago, Ollie Pope was a part of the team. In such a situation, he said about that tour that it was the first tour of India by me, Jack Crowley and Ben Fox. The spinners were getting a lot of turn from the very first ball of the match, which was the biggest surprise for us.
Pope has played 28 test matches so far
Talking about Ollie Pope’s Test career, he has played 28 Test matches so far, in which he has scored 2136 runs at an average of 34.45 while batting in 67 innings. During this period, 4 centuries and 11 half-century innings have been seen from his bat. Ollie Pope has managed to score only 1 double century so far in his Test career.
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