India and England are set to lock horns in 4 Tests, three ODIs, and 5 T20Is. The first two video games of the 4-sport collection might be performed in Chennai earlier than the cricketers transfer to Ahmedabad for the third and fourth Test.
“Bumrah is quite a hard man to prepare for, isn’t he? He is obviously unique in terms of how he comes and bowls. It would just be about working those angles. I saw the recent series between India and Australia and they are in a pretty handy form, not necessarily their first playing XI at different points, but still, they managed to get over the line, it is just going to be a big challenge in their own conditions, looking forward to it,” stated Burns throughout a digital press convention on Thursday.
Burns additionally stated that the spin duo of Dom Bess and Jack Leach shouldn’t be placing any expectations on themselves to carry out within the India collection, somewhat they need to simply goal to carry out to one of the best of their means. The opening batsman additionally added that the pitches in India is likely to be a little tempo pleasant wanting on the likes of Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Siraj.
“I do not think Dom Bess and Jack Leach would be putting any expectations on themselves. They would go about their business, they were fortunate to be bowling in Sri Lanka which got them into their groove, it’s just about switching their skills, I think they both have been here on different tours, they have some experience in that aspect, I do not think they should be putting any expectations on themselves. The pitches might be a little seam friendly early on looking at India’s seam attack, day-night Test is also there, so pitch might be a little different,” stated Burns.
England’s touring contingent arrived in Chennai on Wednesday and all of the members are present process quarantine. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Rory Burns arrived earlier because the trio didn’t play the Test collection towards Sri Lanka.
“It is obviously a challenge, we cannot do much about the schedule, if you waste time thinking about that, it won’t be any good to you. We have three days to put in the work and try to get used to the conditions here. Then it’s a mental switch really, I guess that’s the challenge, I have been around for a while now so I have some experience to draw from,” stated Burns.
England defeated Sri Lanka within the two-match Test collection this month. Skipper Joe Root was in impeccable kind as he registered a double-century within the first Test, after which he adopted it up with a 186-run knock within the second Test.
“Root obviously leads from the front, you have seen that in the Test series against Sri Lanka, it was incredible to see him go about his business. He is a leader by example, in terms of how he captains the team, he is an easy bloke to follow,” stated Burns.