England vs India: Virender Sehwag backs the visitors to play two spinners

ENG vs IND 2018: Virender Sehwag Backs India to go with two Spinners in Southampton

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Virender Sehwag has backed the visitors to go with two spinners. Credit: Getty Images

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has backed the use of two spinners in the fourth of the five-match Test series against England at Southampton.

Meanwhile, India bounced back in style and will look to level the series at the Ageas Bowl. They beat hosts England by 203 runs after two early defeats at Lord’s and Edgbaston. Furthermore, they need to win or draw this Test to keep this series alive.

However, Virender Sehwag feels four-five cricketers need to stand up if India wants to win the next two Tests. He also emphasized the need to focus on building partnerships in both the departments.

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A single player might be able to win you games in the shorter formats but in Tests it is impossible. So to win the series at least 4-5 Indians will have to perform well. That is why whenever we go on tours we emphasise on partnerships. The teams should always focus on building partnerships in both bowling and batting,” Sehwag noted.

India should play two spinners

Considering the spin-friendly surfaces that await India in the next two matches, Virender Sehwag backed the visitors to go with two spinners. He also hoped Ravichandran Ashwin to be fit for the fourth Tests.

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Ravindra Jadeja could play along with Ashwin. India are lucky to have two spinners in their ranks who can bowl out oppositions. But it will be problematic if Ashwin is unfit as India will be handicapped if they play with only one spinner on a surface where two should play.

I wish Ashwin gets fit and India field both of them. Another advantage is that both of them can bat so it will also boost the team batting,” concluded Virender Sehwag.

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