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Sourav Ganguly: Englishmen need to know how to play Indian Spin Attack

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has emphasized that the England’s batsmen must know how to tackle Indian spin attack smoothly if at all they want to register a win in the ODI series.

Ganguly stressed on the fact that England should change their mental approach by stating “There are two things I think England are getting wrong when it comes to their one-day batting. They’re thinking getting to 300 is a problem and is such a hard thing to do. But why? Their mental approach has to change. Why is it that an India team can just come over here and get 300.”

Envisaging the fear to play Indian spinners Ganguly said “The second thing is England’s approach to spin. As soon as they see a pitch where spin might play a part, they struggle and they tell themselves they will struggle. ”

Underlining the importance of adopting an attacking approach to spin bowling he stated “They should take the game to the spinners and force them to change what they are doing. Come down the pitch, but do it as late as possible. Don’t just give it away, which is what I think Alastair Cook did. He had three dot balls and then decided he was coming no matter what and he gave it away. You have to find a way to play spin better than this. You might not score off a few balls but you can make those up later in your innings if you don’t give it away.”

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