England v West Indies - 1st Royal London One Day International
Nasser Hussain. (Picture by Stu Forster/Getty Photos)

India received the third ODI towards England at Outdated Trafford on July 17, Sunday, and in addition clinched their first ODI sequence in England since 2014. India additionally received the T20I sequence 2-1 and drew the Take a look at sequence 2-2 on tour. Nonetheless, former England captain Nasser Hussain highlighted Indian batters’ struggles towards left-arm seamers. Notably, the Males in Blue suffered a 100-run defeat within the second ODI, whereby Reece Topley took a six-fer. 

Hussain stated that India are a really robust crew however must be taught from the previous. He reckons that India have been “timid” with the bat within the final T20 World Cup in UAE. He stated that the top-order wouldn’t have to be timid after they have gamers Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja to observe.

“India are a really robust crew, however they should be taught from what occurred previously. Within the final T20 World Cup within the UAE, they have been a bit timid with the bat, so they should cease being that,” stated Hussain after the third ODI on Sony Sports activities Community. 

Reece Topley has blown them away right here: Nasser Hussain

“When you’ve Pandya and Pant within the center order after which Jadeja that rope to observe, you don’t should be timid on the high,” stated the previous England skipper. “They should play to left-arm (pacers) a little bit bit higher. Historical past tells you that Shaheen Shah Afridi blew them away one night in Dubai.”

Hussain additionally recalled the Indian top-order’s wrestle towards left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir within the 2017 Champions Trophy at The Oval, the place India misplaced its high three batters to Amir throughout the first 9 overs. He stated that Amir blew them away that afternoon on June 18, 2017. “And Reece Topley has blown them away right here (at Outdated Trafford),” he stated.

“Their batting, Virat Kohli will likely be tremendous. As soon as he’s out of the break, he will likely be completely tremendous. They’re positioned properly. They simply obtained to play ICC tournaments similar to they play bilateral tournaments,” opined Hussain about India’s probabilities within the upcoming T20 World Cup.

India received the ODI in Manchester by 5 wickets, chasing a goal of 260, courtesy of a fifth-wicket partnership by Pant and Pandya, which added 133 runs on board. Subsequent in retailer for India is a tour to West Indies for 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is.

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