India vs England: Pitch looks a lot like last test, says Root | Cricket News

AHMEDABAD: England skipper Joe Root said on Wednesday that the pitch in the fourth and final test against India looked a lot like the one his team were decimated on in Game 3, but the visitors learned their lessons to be ready for the challenge from Thursday. .
India must either draw or win the match to find a place in the World Test Championships final in June, while a win for England would rekindle some of the confidence lost after the beating in the two days of the third test.

“It’s (the pitch) that looks very similar … I think the most important thing is that we learn all the lessons from the last two test matches and make sure we’re back for that.” said Root, when asked about rabies. debate on the field in the last test and what this one looked like.
“It’s important that if we end up in a similar position in the first innings, we really take that into account. And try to put pressure on the scoreboard in the game, you know, very early on,” he said. he said in the virtual press conference the day before the game here.

Root said the English drummers would look to partner up.
“I think as a hitter if you don’t score you will always look at yourself, you will always try to find ways to improve and we certainly have.
“We looked at a few layoffs and how we’re going to find ways to build great partnerships and get meaningful scores on it if it’s a similar surface this time around,” he said. added.

He also informed that the team had not finalized their 11 or 12 at this point, but made it clear that Dom Bess was in selection.
“No, not at this point and we’re going to have another day to see what that wicket ultimately looks like, before things go and we’ll have a team in the draw,” said the England skipper.
“He (Dom Bess) is definitely selected. He’s trained really well. He’s got a really good character and if he has a chance to play I’m sure he’ll be desperate to try to exploit the surface. if so, something like the last two games, ”he added.

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