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“English spinners have done better than Indian spinners in this series,” says Dinesh Karthik
By SMCS - Feb 25, 2024 11:23 am
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Indian cricketer and broadcaster Dinesh Karthik said that England spinners have performed better than their much more seasoned Indian counterparts in the ongoing five-match Test series as well. He again said that it was the equivalent of an inexperienced medium-pace Indian attack doing better than England or Australian pacers in an away tour as well.

Team India
Team India

“Going from what has happened, you have to say that English spinners have done better than Indian spinners in this series,” Dinesh Karthik told Cricbuzz. “This is the first time they’re travelling to India. It’s like a completely inexperienced medium pace or fast-bowling attack going to Australia or England and doing better than their fast-bowlers.”

However, at Stumps, the top three Indian spinners had 36 wickets in the series from 292.1 overs compared to 37 from 384.1 overs for the visitors as well. Karthik also said that India’s biggest concern – lead spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s rare poor form in home Tests. He has picked up 12 wickets which came at an average of 38.83 so far, without recording a single fifer.

England team
England team

“The inexperienced England spinners have definitely bowled better than Indian spinners in this Test. Speaking about each spinner, Kuldeep has been a positive for India, Jadeja has not been consistent but yes, R Ashwin has definitely not had his best series in India. It’s not often that you can go four Test matches in India without an Ashwin fifer or a four-fer,” Dinesh Karthik concluded.