Our spinners have shown they’ve got what it takes: Brendon McCullum. England spinners took 15 wickets in the second Test against India.
England’s head coach, Brendon McCullum, was quite happy with the spinners’ performance in the second Test against India in Visakhapatnam. Shoaib Bashir, making his international debut, took four wickets, Tom Hartley five in his second Test, and Rehan Ahmed six in the third. Despite their youth and inexperience, the spinners performed admirably, taking 15 wickets in the contest.
Speaking about their growth, McCullum praised captain Ben Stokes for his support and effective use of them during the match. He noted that the all-rounder spends a lot of time with the spinners, which has aided their development in international cricket. The 42-year-old also mention that the spinners demonstrate a lot of character and that he is please with their progress.
“There are plenty of positives. Our spin bowling team, while being young and inexperienced, has proven to be capable. The one thing I suppose you don’t realize in the heat of battle is the guys’ character. The progress of the young spinners has been outstanding. Not only do they have the necessary skills, but they are also driven by a desire for huge moments. “I am absolutely delight with how they have perform with very little experience. ” Stokes told Sky Sports.
“I reported it to the skipper. He is completely committed to his methods and is quite empathetic towards others. Spends time with them to ensure that his messaging and body language are constant. He backs up what he says off the field with on-field opportunity. He is determined to lead this team, and he wants to take it as far as he can,” the 32-year-old said.
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Meanwhile, England lost the second Test by 106 runs, bringing the series to 1-1
Following the completion of the match, the tourists left India for Abu Dhabi, where they would restart their preparations and return a few days before the third Test in Rajkot.