IND vs ENG, 3rd test: Joe Root impressed by the “phenomenal” Motera stadium, feels that the atmosphere will be electric | Cricket News


IND vs ENG: Joe Root is hoping to deliver a good presentation in the upcoming third test match.© Twitter

England skipper Joe Root is impressed with the ‘phenomenal’ Motera Stadium – the venue for the third test between India and England – and said the atmosphere in the stadium will be ‘electric’ when they step onto the pitch Wednesday. “It’s a phenomenal stadium. I’m sure you’re going to see some brilliant cricket over the years on this pitch. It looks fantastic, I hope the wicket can produce some really good cricket. I’m sure that the atmosphere in (the stadium) will be electric. It’s also great to see the fans come back to the previous game. I’m sure with the capacity of this pitch the noise will increase and you want to be a part of great games ” Root said at a virtual press conference. Tuesday.

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India had beaten England by 317 points in the second test and the two teams are now preparing to face each other in the day and night test at the newly built Motera stadium. The victory in Chennai took India to second with 69.7 percentage points in the Test World Championship points table, but they cannot afford to lose another game as they have to win 2 -1 or 3-1 to qualify for the final of the first edition. of the championship.

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Ravichandran Ashwin had posted an overall performance in the second test to help India level the four-game series. The spinner picked eight wickets in the test and made a 106-point stroke in the second inning. Root said Ashwin used his crease, which made it difficult for Jack Leach to play a length.


“He (Ashwin) is a world class performer. I think he’s been pretty tricky for everyone, especially lefties because he’s very skilled. He’s a great performer around the house and guys will have to. keep working hard to try and figure out how they’re going to score their points, ”he said.

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“One thing I watched how he played Leach, for example, in the previous game, scoring a hundred, he used the crease to his advantage. Not just going down to the wicket, but also going deep into his. pen and made it difficult for Jack to bowl at a length, “Root added.

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