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‘Collapsing’ England need to introspect and improve, says Nasser Hussain
By SMCS - Mar 11, 2024 9:00 am
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Former England captain Nasser Hussain has blamed England’s batting line-up for their failure against India in the five-match Test series. England was thrashed by Rohit Sharma’s team, despite winning the first Test match at Hyderabad as well. However, England lost the series 4-1 and is now placed in the 8th spot in the World Test Championship points table.

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England

Speaking on Sky Sports, Nasser Hussain said, “The batting collapses will be the main issue from this tour. There have been so many occasions where they have got off to decent starts and the middle order has then collapsed. It can happen in India but the pitches in this series have been brilliant so England can have no complaints about that. Plus, they won three tosses out of five. They will look at those collapses and say, ‘what could we have done differently in those positions to make sure it doesn’t happen again?’ because it did happen again.”

Nasser Hussain shared that England can only get better if they do not hide behind the shield of Bazball and try to improve their strategy against spin. Hussain also added that England should try to better their techniques.

England team
England team

“Try to learn why you collapsed. Why does Zak Crawley keep getting starts and then getting out? Does Ben Duckett need to charge the bowler when the ball is so new and spinning? Ollie Pope – a brilliant 196, then nothing else. Look at your own game and improve. That is how you get better as players and better as a team,” concluded Nasser Hussain.