Veteran England pacer James Anderson has said that there won’t be any reason for India to complain if there is grass left on the Trent Bridge pitch for the first Test which will begin on Wednesday. However, England had to play in a typical dust-bowl pitch when they travelled to India and eventually lost the series. And, this time, they will try to win the series as well.
James Anderson further added that it’s fine for teams to make their home advantage count which India did. He also applauded the visitors as they have a brilliant pace attack to take advantage of the seaming conditions as well in the Tests.
“I don’t think India can have any complaints if we do leave a bit of grass on because of what we came up against on our tour of India last time. India used home advantage to their benefit. A lot of teams around the world do it. If there’s grass left on it, India have got a strong seam attack as well,” Anderson was quoted as saying by TNN.
James Anderson also opened up on the difference between the young Bridget of Indian players and those with whom he used to play against in the initial days of his career. He shared that the IPL has instilled fearlessness into the recent pool of players. He also recalled the reverse sweep that Rishabh Pant had played off his bowling earlier this year during their tour to India which made headlines as well.
“I think, with the IPL generation of players, you can definitely see a difference and a more fearless approach, not scared of playing any shot in any format. Rishabh Pant, as an example, reverse-sweeping me in the last tour of India. You would never see Sourav Ganguly do that,” e concluded.
The first Test between India and England will take place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham from August 4th as well.