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India should not be concerned about spicy pitch in Nottingham, says James Anderson

By Bet Barter

August 3, 2021

England’s premier pacer James Anderson feels India should not complain if the pitch in Nottingham has a bit of grass covering and assists the pacers. He further opined that it’s totally fine for the teams having home advantage. India used the home advantage to good effect during their Test series against England as their spinners ran riot and bamboozled the England batters.

Speaking about the pitch used for the first Test in Trent Bridge, Anderson felt India too can exploit the spin pace friendly conditions as they have plenty of quality pacers up their sleeves. “I don’t think India can have any complaints if we do leave a bit of grass on because of what we came up against on our tour of India last time. India used home advantage to their benefit. A lot of teams around the world do it. If there’s grass left on it, India have got a strong seam attack as well," Anderson was quoted as saying by TNN.

 When quizzed on the difference between the current Indian team and the Indian teams of the past, the swing king answered that the fearless approach of Kohli's men makes them the best from the country to tour England.

“I think, with the IPL generation of players, you can definitely see a difference and a more fearless approach, not scared of playing any shot in any format. Rishabh Pant, as an example, reverse-sweeping me in the last tour of India. You would never see Sourav Ganguly do that.”