Today is the last day of the second Test between (IND vs ENG) at Lord’s. Even before that, former Team India cricketer Akash Chopra has given a big statement. The start was not very good for Team India, who came out to bat on the fourth day of this match. India could only take a lead of 154 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
Former Indian cricketer made such a prediction about England
Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma are batting on the crease on the 5th day of the game. In such a situation, it is obvious that both of them have the responsibility of making big gains. But, it will not be so easy for these two batsmen. Because after the wicketkeeper, there is no such batsman in the Indian team who can play a big innings. This is a big reason why the concern of the former Indian opener has increased. Aakash Chopra believes that,
In this match, now hosts England have got the upper hand. Talking about this on his YouTube channel, he said that, you can kill me for saying this thing. But, it seems to me that England will win this match. Because the pitch has become very slow. But it’s not broken. It is a different matter that some balls are flying low or sky. It is not a bounce that bothers a batsman too much in the last innings and it is also certain that the ball will not turn that much.
Bumrah will prove to be a trump card for the team on the last day: Former cricketer
Taking forward his point in this connection, Aakash Chopra said that, I think Team India will not stay at the crease for more than 20 overs on the last day. Even, only about 190 runs will be able to get a lead. He also admitted that James Anderson would trouble the tail batsmen with the new ball. He will take at least 2 of the last 4 wickets.
Along with this, the former cricketer also said in his statement that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah can prove to be a trump card for India on the last day of the Test match. He will be able to take 2 or more wickets. He said that, I am sure that Bumrah will decide the fate of India on the 5th day. Because he is the kind of bowler who can show his effect on slow and uneven bouncy pitches.