IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Has Joe Root’s England duped India regarding James Anderson’s playing decision?: Joe Root’s England seemed to have been playing mind games regarding their playing side against India in the ongoing Test series. The visitors wove a mystery belt around their ace pacer James Anderson- from suffering a tight quad muscle to missing training on the eve of Lord’s Test, to finally being included in England’s playing XI against India in the second Test at Lord’s.
It seemingly looked like propaganda attempted to dupe the visitors by making hoax announcements regarding Anderson being not optimally fit to play the second Test. The hosts England were on a back foot after witnessing a fiery performance from India in the opening Test following which they attempted to play mind tricks against the visitors. The false propagation from the penultimate day was an attempt to put India in some complacency by announcing the absence of their trump card- James Anderson.
With the 39-year-old now playing the ongoing second Test, it was clearly an attempt to stump and befool Virat Kohli and co. before the start of the second Test. Anderson holds a phenomenal record against India- picked 122 wickets, highest against any other country.
England’s playing XI against India at Lord’s Test
England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson
IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Has Joe Root’s England duped India regarding James Anderson’s playing decision?
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