Ahmedabad. England wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Fox has commented on the pitch ahead of the last Test match between India and England. Fox has said that he fully hopes that in the fourth Test match, the ball will help the spinners with the first ball. Fox said that his team is ready to meet this challenge.
Let us know that the third pink ball test was over in just two days. After this, many players raised questions about the pitch. At the same time, many players also defended the Ahmedabad pitch. Fox said that he had come to know that BCCI is going to make such a pitch for the fourth Test that will make the batsmen happy. However, Fox also said that he felt that the ball would turn from the very first ball.
The 28-year-old wicket-keeper-batsman praised India for his brilliant performance at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. ‘Obviously, we completely failed. They were tough conditions, but they played well. He has some great spinners and we had no answer for him. So, I think we will have to fight hard to hang big runs on the board.
He said, I think we know what we will get in the last Test. They are taking their circumstances to the extreme and we know that this ball is going to spin from day one, it is about finding a way to play well under those conditions.
Fox was given the responsibility of keeping wickets for the English team after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) withdrew from India after regular keeper Jose Butler returned from India after the first Test in Chennai under the players’ rotation policy. Fox has done a commendable job behind the stumps and has managed to impress the cricket fraternity with his performance.
Talking about his performance, Ben said that it is extremely difficult for him to stay on the last two pitches as the ball is skidding and spinning a lot. He further said that the England team needs to perform well in the final Test to get the series drawn.
He said, ‘The last two pitches are the most difficult, which I saw in the last game. The pink ball was skidding and as much as it was rotating, I never saw it and it was quite challenging to stay on those wickets. We have been outplayed in the last two matches, but we are in a position to draw the series, we have to do well and if we miss 2-2, it will be a good performance.