BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Jimmy Anderson taking gladiator Virat Kohli’s wicket was pure theatre… whereas Ollie Robinson is not quick however may have a fantastic profession as a bowler
- England had been again within the ascendancy in opposition to India slumped to 125 for 4
- India’s openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had been calmness personified
- Ollie Robinson appears to be like like a fantastic bowler despite the fact that he is not the quickest
- James Anderson catching Virat Kohli was pure theatre with distinction of feelings
The climate spoiled all of the enjoyable as rain curtailed the second day of the primary Test after Johnny Bairstow had run out Ajinkya Rahane – with England gaining momentum earlier than play was referred to as off.
Sportsmail‘s DAVID LLOYD gives his views and insights with Chris Silverwood‘s males again within the ascendancy after a sobering first day.
England bounced again in opposition to India on the second day of the primary Test as James Anderson secured two wickets – together with Virat Kohli
OUR FANTASTIC MIX
What a high drawer, various bunch of commentators now we have acquired right here for this Test. There’s Mel Jones from Australia, Dinesh Karthik from India, Michael Holding of the West Indies and Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka. Together with just a few locals, together with Sir Andrew Strauss. It doesn’t get extra multi-cultural than that and I feel it’s fabulous.
HAIL INDIA’S OPENERS
The efficiency of India’s openers on the primary night and Wednesday morning was calmness personified. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stood there correctly, picked the bat up correctly and addressed the ball correctly. What a distinction to England’s. They had been abysmal. Again!
KL Rahul (L) and Rohit Sharma had been calmness personified as India’s openers on Thursday
MY GRAND SLAM OF NAAN
This is the curry capital of the circuit and I’m trying, for the primary time shortly, the Grand Slam of Naan, together with MemSaab on Maid Marian Way and the family-run favorite Laguna.
Mr Laguna Snr was on the door as I drove previous on my arrival on the town and shouted: ‘Hello Mr Lloyd! See you later within the week.’ I’ll be there.
WATCH OUT FOR OLLIE
Ollie Robinson is simply beginning out on his Test profession however he appears to be like a extremely good bowler to me. He’s not fast, hovering across the low 80s, however he’s tall and can get numerous wickets if he carries on bowling that line and size.
He jogs my memory of Australia’s Josh Hazlewood in his method and good motion. He’s on the batsmen on a regular basis and he’s going to have a very good profession.
Ollie Robinson goes to have a very good profession as a bowler regardless of not being the quickest
HAT’S OFF TO UMPIRE ANNA
The Hundred is offering alternative not only for gamers however umpires too. One to be careful for is Anna Harris, simply 22, who I noticed officiate in a ladies’s match. She had a fantastic recreation and was assured in her decision-making.
Not solely that however she is from the superb Ickenham Ladies Club in Middlesex. All I can say to that’s: ‘Come on you Ickers.’
PURE THEATRE FROM JIMMY
What a second of theatre when Jimmy Anderson acquired Virat Kohli first ball. The India captain’s entrance was like a gladiator’s however the previous warhorse produced the ball of the sport.
The elation and emotion of Anderson contrasted with the despair of Kohli, who stood there immobile however needed to go. A terrific piece of Test cricket and one to not miss.
The distinction of feelings of Anderson and Kohli after the latter’s dismissal was pure theatre
THUMBS UP TO RAVI
Wonderful to see Ravi Shastri, one of many nice males of cricket, right here as India coach. We used to like having him within the commentary field, the place he had his favorite phrases like ‘cock-a-hoop’ and ‘tracer bullet’.
And there he was on the balcony right here along with his earpiece in listening to us. Ravi gave the thumbs as much as us and we give the thumbs as much as him.