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Gough played 58 Tests and 159 ODIs for England. He took 229 wickets in Tests and 235 wickets in ODIs. (File photo)
Former England veteran fast bowler Darren Gough has compared Team India to the Australian team of the 1990s. He said that Virat Kohli’s team mentality is similar to the Australian team of Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh, who only know how to win. India recently defeated Australia 2–1 at their home. After this, they have taken a 2–1 lead in the home series against England as well.
Mark Taylor captained Australia from 1994 to 1998. Under his captaincy, the team had won 26 out of 50 Tests. At the same time, Steve Waugh became the captain in 1998. Under his captaincy, Australia won 41 of 57 Tests.
Limited over cricket is preferred over ECB test
Gough said the England team’s condition after 2 defeats is pathetic. He said that 2 consecutive defeats have shocked his hopes. Returning to England will no longer be easy. Some English players are very sad after the loss. The 50-year-old Gough said that England Cricket Board (ECB) officials preferred limited overs cricket more than tests. So they used a rotation policy.
Board is keeping players fit for ODI and T20 series
Gough said that I owe my sympathy to Joe Root because he wanted to do something good for this team. However, Eoin Morgan was preferred over him. The board is trying to keep the team fit for the ODI and T20 series.
New players should have got a chance in limited overs
Gough did not say that we are definitely preparing for the T20 World Cup. But now our main players have changed in all formats. They do not need to play all ODIs and T20 matches. For the T20 series, we should have given a chance to new players. We will see which player is ready to enter the main team.
Had the opportunity been given to the best players, the result would have been different
Gough said that I hope the English team will be able to draw the series 2–2. Now this is a result left for us. However, I think we missed a chance. If we had given our best players a chance, the result could have been something else.
Gough played 58 Tests and 159 ODIs in international cricket.
Gough played 58 Tests and 159 ODIs for England. He took 229 wickets in Tests and 235 wickets in ODIs. He has also played 2 T20s, in which he took 3 wickets. He retired from international cricket in 2006.
India takes a 2-1 lead over England in Test series
India currently lead 2–1 in the 4-Test series between India and England. In the first Test, the English team won by 227 runs. At the same time, Team India defeated England by 317 runs in the second Test. India won by 10 wickets in the third Test played in Motera. This day-night test ended in 2 days. The last Test will be played at Motera from 4 March.