ENG vs IND 2018: India walked into a storm at Lord’s, says Dean Jones

Jones has warned the Indian team to not over-analyse what's wrong with their games.

Dean Jones (AFP)

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has come out and stated that the visitors mustn't over-analyse their batting techniques against the prowess of English attack led by James Anderson and Stuart Broad and confirming the enormity of the swing and seam conducive conditions at the Home of Cricket in the second game, Jones said, "India walked into a storm at Lord’s"

“The Indians got done in by the conditions, I think. Sometimes you can over-analyse your technique. Molehills become mountains. You think too much about it. They have got to regroup now and come back. Unfortunately, the Indians walked into a storm. And they just could not get out of it. But I expect them to bounce back,” said Jones, having seen India get bundled out for 107 and 130 at Lord's, to Star Sports and added, “As a coach, it’s really difficult to bring back the confidence. Ravi (Shastri) and Virat (Kohli) have got a big job to bring the guys back in."

“The only way to do is hard work. And that’s net practice after net practice... play a thousand balls in the nets, regroup and regain the confidence... work on your defence, and think of your game plan when the ball is swinging.”

The 57-year-old who is currently working as a commentator for Tamil Nadu Premier League(TNPL) in India, talked about the local lad Dinesh Karthik's performance in England so far and said, “I think DK is an outstanding player. But again, if you don’t score enough runs or take wickets, the game will sort you out. He’ll come back. I’m expecting the Indian team to bounce back.”

Jones is also looking into the future where India will be touring Australia later this year and he thinks India has a good chance to win down under. 

“I would like India compared to ours at the moment. I just personally feel that the Indian batsmen will belt Australia in Australia... there is no David Warner and Steve Smith and who’s going to make the runs against India. I’m expecting (Ravichandran) Ashwin to run though us.” he concluded. 

(Inputs from SPORTSTAR Live)


By Kashish Chadha - 14 Aug, 2018

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