India vs England Test Squad 2018- The Indian team and its management have come under heavy fire from all quarters after its fall from grace in the ongoing test series against England. Going down with a whimper in the second test match, India’s utterly poor display has seen them be slammed not just supporters but also ex players, including some of the game’s greatest. Twitter along with the entire social media has become a boiling pot for Indian cricket team with lakhs of people not mincing their words in their criticism of the team’s lacklustre display at India vs England Test Squad 2018.
If going down by 159 runs and an innings, losing their first test at Lords in over 20 overs, becoming the worst Indian side to tour England and going down 2-0 in the series wasn’t bad enough, the Indian cricket team have been on the receiving end of some harsh comments by legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Taking to various media platforms, some of India’s and the world’s finest cricketers blasted the Indian team for their no show in the recently concluded second test match against England. And while some of the criticism has been extremely brutal, it has been right on spot, targeting some players for their inadequate performances which have come from a clear lack of preparation and laid back attitude.
“Very poor from India. While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they don’t do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch. Hope they have the confidence and mental strength to comeback from this,” tweeted Sehwag.
“Caught in unfavourable conditions, not reading what the opposition threw saw India lose the Lord’s Test tamely without showing a fight. Hopefully lessons are learnt quickly and the rest of the batsmen start applying themselves going forward,” Laxman wrote.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli himself has embodied some of the views projected by pundits internationally. Speaking post match, a dejected and clearly disappointed and visibly shaken Kohli highlighted India’s lack of confidence as the main reason for their defeat.
“I am not very proud of the way we played,” Kohli admitted.
“We have to be confident, get ahead of the mistake, and not make it again. This is the first game when we’ve been outplayed. A side like England, when they play like that, they can outplay anybody.”
The BCCI are set to call upon Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri depending on the put come of the third match. The duo that has been lamented and come under scathing assessment post the first two matches for their team selection and tactics will have to face the music if the team puts up another performance of the same level at Nottingham.
A BCCI spokesperson meanwhile made it clear while speaking to the press that the Indian team had been provided with more than enough time and resources to prepare for the India vs England Test Squad 2018. He spoke at length about the Kohli-Shastri duo saying the BCCI are considering limiting the till now unlimited powers enjoyed in the team by the pair.
The Indian team is also sweating on the fitness of their pivotal batsman Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper suffered a back injury in Lords and is said to be a slight doubt for the August 18 match. Ashwin is also recuperating from a finger injury with a fitness test to decide his availability.