Monty's Spin

Kiwis outclass clueless India

Monty Panesar Tuesday 03rd March 2020 10:12 EST

Women's cricket is generating a lot of interest especially the semi-final between India and England. I reckon the team with the best spin bowling department will hold the key to winning. In Australian conditions you don't have to turn the ball much. One just has to bowl wicket to wicket. I believe England have better spinners than India. They have adapted to the conditions very well. England have a good slow left arm and leg spinner too. Heather Knight is having an amazing tournament and she holds the key for England to score big if they bat first.

The recent Test series in New Zealand has been dominated by the kiwis. India must be relieved that the series has ended, especially Virat Kolhi. He has had the worst series with the bat. The moving ball is always going to trouble the Indian batsmen. India have always been good at home and yet again the question remains whether they are good enough playing away from home. Virat Kolhi put it down to fear or lack of mental toughness. If India want to become the best team in the world they need to be good in all conditions. Virat Kohli will be judged by his away wins if he wants to be considered as one of the greatest captains. The Indian think tank will have to workout why their players are vulnerable against the moving ball.

With the IPL around the corner and India being the leading team in white ball cricket does red ball cricket really matter to them especially when the going gets tough? It is a real dilemma for the players given the amount of money they earn from IPL.

England start the Test series with Sri Lanka and it remains to be seen how good England play spin. England have the opportunity to become the number one team if they can play the spinners well. England have inexperienced spinners for the upcoming and they will soon find out how good they are. Moeen Ali will not be available as he will be in Pakistan for the PSL.

I can't help but mention the big contest between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. It has been an amazing comeback for Tyson Fury. I have started training at Northampton County Cricket Club and Tyson Fury inspires me to make a comeback to cricket.

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