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Nasser Hussain Believes Murali Vijay Needs To Undergo Change in His Thinking

Nasser Hussain Believes Murali Vijay Needs To Undergo Change in His Thinking

The second Test match between England and India at Lord’s is en route and the way it is unfolding, it seems that the Indian team has not learnt from their previous mistakes.

Cricket news: The Indian team has not got used to the conditions in England, says Hussain

India had previously lost 0-4 in 2011 and 1-3 in 2014 and in the first game of this series at Edgbaston, it was a single-handed show from Virat Kohli but that also failed to change the fate of the game.

Although the conditions in Lord’s seem tough, yet the Indian batsmen seemed to lack the required preparations for the challenge.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that the batsmen of India needs to change the mindset and he also feels that the team has not yet adjusted to the conditions.

Murali Vijay, who was India’s highest run-scorer last time at England, is going through a torrid time. Although he scored a century against Afghanistan, he did put up a disappointing performance against South Africa and Australia at home.

Hussain said that Vijay should change his thought process and from the next time should walk on to the pitch with a different attitude.

“You have to have the mindset in England that you are going to get that unplayable delivery. Murali Vijay has to go into the second innings not thinking ‘my technique is all over the place’, you have to say ‘I got a really good delivery, move on’,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Vijay could not get off the mark in both the innings at Lord’s, as he got bowled by Anderson in the first innings and in the second, he edged Anderson’s delivery that jagged back in and was caught by wicketkeeper Bairstow.

His inability to handle new balls has been exposed and there are many serious questions rising about his inclusion in the squad.

India got bundled for 107 in the first innings and conceded a lead of 289 runs, which suggests that a defeat at Lord’s in imminent for the visitors.

The Test is already done and dusted unless the weather gods show some mercy and wash off the rest of the match.

Hussain also said that India have been in England for quite some time and they should have got used to the conditions. Now in the middle of the Test series, it would be difficult for them to change certain and adapt equivalently.

“The Indian batting line-up has needed more time to acclimatise to these conditions and the moving ball. They have played one warm-up game, the three-day match at Chelmsford. Let’s see if they can do that in the middle of a Test match, that is their challenge,” Nasser said.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77