England all-rounder Ben Stokes said that Test players should be accustomed to playing in all kinds of situations, ignoring the discussion about spinners’ helpful pitches in India.
Stokes does not know how the pitch of the redesigned ground in Motera will behave before the day-night Test match begins on Wednesday but he believes that the top-level cricketers have to face all kinds of situations Should be prepared for
Stokes wrote in his column in the Daily Mirror, “Being a Test batsman means that you have to be able to face all kinds of situations. India is a place where it would be very difficult for foreign batsmen to achieve success, but the same happens in England.
He said, “And this challenge is part of the game and that’s why we like it.” Turning wickets in India have become a topic of discussion during the current series and former England players like Michael Vaughan have raised questions as to whether K wickets are ideal for Test cricket.
India won the second Test in Chennai by 317 runs to level the four-match series. Stokes only scored two overs in the match which is part of the discussion.
Stokes said of this, “There is no need to pay too much attention to the fact that I did not overs in the second match. If it was a shaky pitch, I certainly would have done more overs. ‘
“I think I can have many other reasons to bowl in the next match to be played under the light of light.” A lot is at stake in the four-match series between India and England. Both these teams have a chance to qualify for the final of the World Test Championships. While India needs a win and a draw for this, England will have to win both matches. Stokes said that no one has any idea about how Motera’s pitch will behave.
He said, “Normally in pink ball matches around the world, there is such a period when the ball is supported in the light and then the role of fast bowlers is important. Stokes said, “This will be a very important time for us. It is new ground and looks quite good but nobody knows how its pitch will behave. We have a good spin department but hopefully, the conditions will be such that the fast bowlers will help them.