IND v ENG: ‘England Have Treated Selection Like Premier League Teams in Early Stages of the FA Cup Rounds’
Even though England team management has defended its rotation policy, former skipper Michael Vaughan has only criticised it. Jos Buttler played the first Test, and then as flown back home, while Moeen Ali played the second Test, and has been send back home now. Chris Woakes will also depart for home, after this match.
However, Vaughan feels England shouldn’t have rotated players against the ”best team in the world”. His remarks came during the ongoing pink-ball Test as England crumbled in front of the Indian spinners.
“England have treated selection for this series like premier league teams treat the early stages of the FA Cup rounds … #INDvENG Against the best team in the world !!!!!!!” Vaughan tweeted.
England have treated selection for this series like premier league teams treat the early stages of the FA Cup rounds … #INDvENG Against the best team in the world !!!!!!!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 24, 2021
Axar Patel and seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had a field day as India bundled out England for a paltry 112 in the first innings on the opening day of the pink-ball Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Axar, playing in just his second Test, scalped six wickets while Ashwin returned with three wickets as the visitors were bowled out in just 48.4 overs. This was Axar’s second five-wicket haul in a row as he had scalped five in the second innings of the second Test as well.