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IND vs ENG, England Can Play Both Fast Bowlers Anderson And Broad: Captain Joe Root

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By IANS News
February 24, 2021 • 12:00 PM View: 1203

Captain Joe Root hinted that England might play both pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the pink ball Test that begins on Wednesday here at the Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium in Motera.

England has usually avoided playing the two together in recent times with Anderson playing one Test and Broad the other.

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However, with the series level at 1-1 and England coming under criticism for rotation policy and importantly the visitors still having a chance to qualify for the World Test Championship final as they need to win the remaining two Tests, they may feature both together.

"Yes, they have got a chance. It is a great selection headache to have. And to have all of these bowlers performing and giving us variety. We feel that we can pick a team that can best suit the conditions," said Root while speaking to the media on the eve of the third Test.

"The records that they (Broad and Anderson) have and the things that they do, especially in the last couple of years - (that) is the reason why they are up there with the top three bowlers in the world. They are consistently getting better. The older they get, they are using that experience to their advantage," added the right-handed batsman.


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