Published: Mon, July 23, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Bairstow says will take confidence of ODI triumph into Tests

Bairstow says will take confidence of ODI triumph into Tests

It's just not Indians who don't do well against swing.

"I don't think it will be the last I hear of it from the group - they've been hammering me".

When the Yorkshire batsman hit the winning boundary that both took him to exactly 100 not out and clinched an eight-wicket win with 33 balls to spare that saw England seal a 2-1 success in a three-match series, he dropped his bat.

Saqlain - who will be part of the English coaching staff for the first three Tests against India - believes that Rashid should continue playing red-ball cricket. But he also warned against over-exposing the left-arm wrist spinner. "We would love to see fans from all over the world getting to experience the unique atmosphere of an Ashes Test Match after the ICC Cricket World Cup". (But) Rashid and Ali have a very good partnership going at the moment. "He doesn't give the batsmen enough opportunity to see the ball off pitch, and can hit a ideal length and pace", Swann said. This is where some caution is needed.

Joe Root himself described his celebration as the most embarrassing thing he had done on a cricket field.

"It is a tough call".

"It was something that I immediately regretted", said Root. You look at their records from the past and what they bring to the team.

Swann said that the pitches will be bereft of any assistance and this should help the Indian batsmen to dig deep and pile on big scores which would then help the spinners.

23-year-old Kuldeep was arguably India's best bowler in the ODI series which India lost 1-2 against England.

Having whitewashed a weakened Australia 5-0 last month, the manner of victory in Tuesday's winner-takes-all clash would have further encouraged England, who will look to win the World Cup for the first time next year as hosts. Swann said Kohli would be eager to right the wrongs from his last trip. The leg break, if not quite in the class of the ball of the previous century by Shane Warne to Mike Gatting, was certainly sufficient to get a priceless reaction of shock and awe on the batsman's visage as Rashid beat and bowled him. Shardul was meant to get some exposure, and Bhuvi needed to make a comeback. "So I am hoping for the best", Tendulkar said.

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