Press Esc to close
Saturday 01 August 2015
News updated at 9:35 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.9°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

England hit the straps

Kolkata, Dec 2, 2012, PTI:

They dealt with spin quite well in the series-levelling win in the second Test but the visiting England cricket team’s batsmen continued to practice against tweakers ahead of the third Test against India starting here on December 5.

Two local club spinners — one left-arm orthodox and another leg-spinner — along with Monty Panesar bowled at the nets in tandem.

Monty, particularly, bowled his heart out as the English cricketers tried to master orthodox spin.

Earlier, the English cricketers came in two batches with Kevin Pietersen arriving in the afternoon. Skipper Alastair Cook was seen deeply involved in a discussion with bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed.

The in-form Cook, who has two centuries from two Tests, was negotiating the throw-downs from the former Pakistani leg-spinner and later the duo engaged themselves in discussion, while the remaining English players practised in the two practice nets.

Batsman Jonny Bairstow later acknowledged that the team still has challenges left to deal with despite dominating the Indian spin trio of Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin in the Wa­nkhede Test.

“It’s still going to be tough. There will always be challenges left in the spin department. With the weather conditions and with the reverse swing, it would be a massive challenge for us. But we will be looking forward to dealing with that in the next Test,” Bairstow said.
As they practised in tandem, a few yards away, the wicket lay covered.

“Honestly, we did not have a look at it. That’s not something we do normally before the match. I’m sure the Indians have had a detailed look and take the right decision,” he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Amitabh Bachchan and Kangna Ranaut during a commercial shoot...

Amitabh Bachchan and Kangna Ranaut during a commercial shoot...

Damaged houses in Gamru village after massive landslides in Dharmsala...

Damaged houses in Gamru village after massive landslides in Dharmsala...

Villagers wade through a flood waters at Keshpur village in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

Villagers wade through a flood waters at Keshpur village in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

Student Police Cadets (SPC) posing the photo in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue...

Student Police Cadets (SPC) posing the photo in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue...

A kid gets ready for the performance during an event of 'Save the Tiger' campaign at Lalbagh...

A kid gets ready for the performance during an event of 'Save the Tiger' campaign at Lalbagh...

Save Tigers Environment awareness programme...

Save Tigers Environment awareness programme...

On the eve of Dogs Friendship day proud owners'of the pets gathered with their dogs...

On the eve of Dogs Friendship day proud owners'of the pets gathered with their dogs...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523