The Asian Age

Eng­land need to tackle spin: Dada

- — PTI

London: For­mer In­dia skip­per Sourav Ganguly has said that Eng­land bats­men need to tackle In­dian spin­ners in a bet­ter way if they want to change their for­tunes in the limited- overs ver­sion. Eng­land, who out­played In­dia 3- 1 in the five­match Test se­ries, trail the vis­i­tors 0- 2 after three out­ings and Ganguly opines that the Alas­tair Cook- led side should change its men­tal ap­proach. “There are two things I think Eng­land are get­ting wrong when it comes to their one- day bat­ting. They’re think­ing get­ting to 300 is a prob­lem and is such a hard thing to do. But why? Their men­tal ap­proach has to change. Why is it that an In­dia team can just come over here and get 300,” Ganguly was quoted as say­ing by the Mir­ror. “The sec­ond thing is Eng­land’s ap­proach to spin. As soon as they see a pitch where spin might play a part, they strug­gle and they tell them­selves they will strug­gle,” he added. Crick­eter- turned- com­men­ta­tor Ganguly, who led In­dia to the fa­mous 2002 Natwest fi­nal win as the Men in Blue chased down 326 runs, said that Cook and company should at­tack the In­dian spin­ners if they in­tend to score 300 plus runs. “They should take the game to the spin­ners and force them to change what they are do­ing.”

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Sourav Ganguly

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