Skipper Joe Root’s unbeaten century in his 100th Test took England to 263 for 3 on a dull Chepauk track where the red SG Test lost its hardness after 40th over. The ban on saliva clothed to be a handicap for the bowlers since the sweat wasn’t effective to shine the ball, India pace spearhead Jasprit Burmah said on Friday after England called the shots on the opening day of the series-opener, here.

Skipper Joe Root’s unbeaten century in his 100th Test took England to 263 for 3 on a dull Chepauk track where the red SG Test lost its hardness after 40th over. The ball did become soft after a short time and therefore the wicket is on the flatter side with the bounce being less. you’re left with limited options (to shine ball). We try to work out what we will do with the limited things in hand, at that point Bumrah said at the virtual media conference.

India’s most successful bowler on the day admitted that they found it difficult to take care of the ball as ICC has banned the utilization of saliva within the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It becomes difficult when the ball becomes soft and doesn’t shine rather well due to new COVID-19 rules, we will not use saliva, very difficult during that point to take care of the ball,” Bumrah said.

He also explained that sweat, which is lighter than saliva, isn’t in the least an honest choice to prepare the ball for reverse swing. In India, the ball gets scuffed up easily. So to form the ball heavily, you’ve got to shine one side sometimes, with sweat and it doesn’t really serve the aim. you cannot make one side heavy with sweat and it doesn’t really work that way. But these are the principles and that we need to cope with what we’ve at the instant said Bumrah.

The Chepauk wicket is never bowling friendly, Bumrah lamented. this is often my first match up here. The wicket was on the flatter side, not tons of lateral movement was there. it had been abrasive but we aren’t trying to complain about how the wicket is but trying to work out what the solutions are.

We try to seem at options that are there in our hand and make as many chances as we will he said. Questions being raised about the Indian team management for not including an attacking option like Kuldeep Yadav on a flat deck but Bumrah feels that tons of things are often said in hindsight. There might be tons of ifs and buts but we back every individual during this team. In hindsight, you’ll say this or that after the sport but there’s still employment to be done, we are focussing on backing our players. Later on, after the sport, we will discuss it.

Bumrah felt that in the ultimate session for a quick period, the shoulders were drooping a touch which may always happen after an extended partnership. We were okay within the first two sessions but at the start of the last session, we were a touch here and there, because once you have tons of incentives and you get tons of wickets, visual communication is automatically up. But yeah sometimes, during this heat, it’s difficult to stay the visual communication up. I feel we were okay and fixing tons of effort, he said.

He praised Root and said that the key to him playing well was reading the trajectory well and staying low while facing the spinners. Bumrah also didn’t want to predict how the pitch will shape within the next few days unless both teams completed an innings each. It didn’t spin tons today. It’s difficult to assess till both teams have bowled once then we will assess how the wicket could change up. Tomorrow, our main focus is to make more chances and more pressure and take it session by session. PTI KHS KHS AT-AT