England batting unit looks fully out of touch in the ongoing four-match Test series. They have poorly flopped with the bat to score runs in the 1st innings due to which they have faced its repercussions. Now, the former England skipper Sir Andrew Strauss has raised questions on the ability of current side batting in subcontinent conditions.
In the 3rd Test, visitors failed to score 150 runs jointly in the first innings. In that game every raised question on the pitch. Now, in the 4th Test once again England has failed in posting a respectable total on the scoreboard. They managed only 205 runs in batting-friendly conditions.
Former England Skipper Andrew Strauss Finds Voids In England’s Batting Line-up
Overall, in the ongoing series, Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin have emerged as a nightmare for the visitors’ side. None of the batsmen have so far looked stable while facing the Indian spin duo. The aforementioned bowlers have taken wickets in bundles like Axar Patel has grabbed 22 wickets and Ravi Ashwin has scalped 27 wickets.
Talking about the same, Sri Andrew Strauss said that everyone needs to believe that this England batting line-up is not capable of batting in such conditions. He added that the batsmen are making the same mistake again and again. As per him, most of them are getting out on straighter ones instead of spinning deliveries.
“It is scarcely believable,” said former skipper Sir Andrew Strauss on Channel 4 after watching openers Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley depart early.
“England are making the same mistakes they have made throughout the whole series. The non-turning ball has left them non-plussed.
“Let’s not hide away from the truth. England’s batting quite frankly is not good enough in these conditions.
“You can talk about the pitch and about the ball and about anything else, but you have to find a way to score first innings runs and they have got very few to play with.