Team India on Thursday sweated it out in the nets ahead of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge. India are 2-0 down at Trent Bridge and need to win the match to stay alive in the five-match series. The BCCI posted a video of pacers Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav going about their routines.
India had suffered a crushing innings defeat in the second Test at Lord’s in a match that had already been cut short by rains. On a pitch on which England pacers James Anderson, Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad wreaked havoc, India’s decision to go with two spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and a rather ineffective Kuldeep Yadav was questioned.
Apart from that, India’s batting woes were there for all to see at Lord’s. In the first Test, Virat Kohli’s towering performances made up for the failures of his team mates but even he could not turn it around in punishing conditions at Lord’s. India managed to make just 107 and 130 in their two innings and their defeat by an 159 runs was the worst they have suffered at the ground since 1974 when a team led by the late Ajit Wadekar were thrashed by an innings 285 runs.