It Was So Close, Yet So Far – MSK Prasad On England Tour
Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad feels team India were on the brink of winning the recently concluded Test series against England.
Meanwhile, India performed well in patches, however, lacked consistency as they lost the series 4-1. They lost the first two Test but made a superb comeback at Trent Bridge to make it 2-1. But went down in the last two Tests to suffer a humiliating defeat.
However, MSK Prasad believes the result doesn’t depict the true picture of the series. He lauded the fast bowling unit for doing an incredible job but feels the batting unit to come good.
“It was so close, yet so far. The results don’t reveal how intensely this series was fought but we all know the same results could have been in our favour too. We had our moments in the series which we should have encashed on. There are positives,” Prasad said to TOI.
“I feel our fast bowling unit has done a fantastic job. Picking 60-plus wickets in five Tests was a testimony to their skill-set and a result of the fitness regimens and workload management we are following. I am extremely happy the way we fielded and took catches. But batting as a unit has to come to the fore,” he added.
England tail costs us the series
The England tailenders did an outstanding job of scoring the bulk of the runs. Sam Curran was the most notable of all along with Chris Woakes, who played a crucial hand in the only Test he played.
MSK Prasad feels they need to find solutions to pick wickets at the end which cost them the series.
“We also need to find solutions for picking those last few wickets. It essentially cost us the series,” MSK Prasad concluded.
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