England cannot accumulate relying on Joe Root for runs, it is now accepting above a joke: Geoffrey Boycott
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott said that the team's top adjustment batsmen accept to advance and accept to stop relying on their skipper Joe Root to accommodate the runs.
Openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley were out for ducks on Day 5. (AP Photo)
Boycott said that England's defeat at Lord's shows that you can't win Test matches "if you are stupid".
He said that England's admiration to get aback at Jasprit Bumrah led them to accident the artifice in the aboriginal session.
India concluded up acceptable the additional Test by 151 runs, recording aloof their third win at Lord's
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott said that the team's top adjustment has to account added runs and stop relying on skipper Joe Root to accommodate the goods. Root has denticulate a whopping 386 runs in aloof four innings but England accept managed to get accomplished 350 alone already in the series.
Boycott additionally said that England's defeat at Lord's shows that you can't win Test matches "if you are stupid".
"This Test bout has accurate two things. Firstly, if you are stupid, you do not deserve to win Test matches. As abundant as we adulation Joe Root for his arresting batting, he artsy up with his tactics," Boycott wrote in his cavalcade for The Telegraph.
"Secondly, England cannot accumulate relying on Joe for all their runs. There has to be an advance from the top three actual anon because it is accepting above a joke."
Boycott said that England's admiration to get aback at Jasprit Bumrah for the abbreviate brawl battery that he gave to James Anderson led them to accident the artifice in the aboriginal session. Bumrah concluded up putting a almanac 89-run ninth wicket affiliation with adolescent tail-ended Mohammed Shami, which angry the bold India's way.
"Joe had been accomplishing able-bodied with his acreage placings and captaincy but seeing Jasprit Bumrah at the bulge was like a red rag to a bull. He encouraged Mark Wood to aloof pepper him with fast abbreviate balls. It is accessible the England captain and some of his players capital aftereffect for the alive over Bumrah gave James Anderson in the aboriginal innings," said Boycott.
"Tempers were frayed. Heated words were exchanged as England seemed added absorbed on hitting Bumrah and Mohammad Shami instead of accepting them out.
"The appendage swiped and edged. The acreage advance out on both abandon of the wickets to stop the run scoring and England suffered the embarrassment of India declaring," he said.
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