Nasser Hussain said that the Indian top order batters should learn a thing or two from Pakistan’s Babar Azam and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson on how to handle pacers.
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Learn from Babar Azam: Nasser Hussain’s advice to Indian top order batsmen
Former England captain Nasser Hussain said that the Indian top order batters should learn a thing or two from Pakistan’s Babar Azam and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson on how to play swing and seam.
“Really disappointed with the Indian batters, their fans might come after me for saying this but I think Indian top order needs to look at Babar and Kane on how to play the pacers when ball is moving around. Both of them do it so late,” he said on Sky Sports.
On Sunday, India lost yet again when it mattered the most as they were hammered by Australia by 209 runs in the World Test Championship final.
Australian pacer Scott Boland produced a bowling spell of rare quality to get rid of Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja in the same over, effectively shutting the door on India, who were bowled out for 234 in their second innings on the final day at The Oval.
Australia were clearly the better team on all fronts while India had only themselves to blame for yet another loss in a global event. India’s last ICC title came way back in 2013 and it was their second successive defeat in the WTC final, having gone down against New Zealand two years ago.
India lost seven wickets for the addition of 70 runs on the final day.
Australia thus became the first team to win all ICC titles. The Aussies won the ODI World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. It has also also claimed the ICC Champions Trophy in successive editions in 2006 and 2009.