The negligence of the Indian management is the crucial cause behind the hazards Indian team is facing on the second day of the second test match at the Lord’s. The failure of the management to assess the conditions on the pitch is the cause behind the struggle of the team against England.The game was delayed due to rain and Joe Root won the toss and chose to field. He succeeded to make a good choice and they managed to bowl out the opponents for 107 runs. Speedsters from England, James Anderson, and Chris Woakes succeeded to wind up the Indians and Indians lost the game by an innings and 159 runs.
The English were in a strong position and were leading the series by 1-0. Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow done impressive with the bat and managed to hand the team a memorable victory from a position of 130 runs to turn victorious. In a game dominated by the pacers, India seemed to be never in the game. Except Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya, none of the Indian batsmen could resist the English speedsters.
James Anderson commented that they would have bowled out any team in the World but in fact, they couldn’t bowl out Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa at 107. Indians were gruelled by Anderson who picked 5 wickets in the first innings by conceding 20 runs. The English managed to bowl out India at a poorer score again and Stuart Board and James Anderson succeeded to wind up Indian innings with their fiery attack. Indian batsmen were better than the conditions of 2014.
Another talking point about this game was team selection. KL Rahul was dismissed at the score of 10 runs and Murali Vijay departed at 2 runs. On the other hand, Chris Woakes picked 4 wickets and was named the man of the match. Most experienced batsmen like Rahane and Pujara were also failed to rebuild Indian Innings.
The second spinner is another take away from the test at Lord’s. Choosing Kuldeep Yadav over Umesh Yadav raised many eyebrows after the result of the test since this game was dominated by pacers. From the English, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid remained wicket-less and Kuldeep Yadav bowled 9 overs and conceded 44 runs without picking a wicket.
The failure of the Indian team in the recent tests is claimed as management failure by the experts.