Maninder Singh praises Bumrah and Shami for their performances
Maninder Singh, a former cricketer turned specialist, said, “It was a surprise, to be honest.” I’ve seen captains get obstinate when they know their buddies are telling them, “This is what the experts have been talking about – you should have started with Bumrah and Shami, but you picked Ishant.”
“But occasionally the captains do become stubborn,” he said. I saw it in MS Dhoni as well – when you are chastised for anything, you want to prove people wrong and continue to do the wrong things and make the wrong choices. I’m not sure whether Ishant is fully fit since he’s just bowled 11 overs with no maidens, which is tough to stomach in these conditions.” England took full advantage of India’s bowling weaknesses, amassing a massive number of runs, with all four of England’s best batters reaching fifty or more.