India did not have determination and right mindset: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said for whatever reason, India did not have the determination and right mindset for the third Test at Headingley.
LONDON: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said for whatever reason, India did not have the determination and right mindset for the third Test at Headingley. He also felt that the tourists need to pick Ravichandran Ashwin for the fourth Test at The Oval and break free from a false sense of security given by the tailenders after winning the second Test at Lord's.
"India for whatever reason did not have the determination and right mindset. They have been aggressive and confrontational, but when you do that you have to deliver as well, and they did not. Surely they have to pick Ravi Ashwin next week. You cannot have four rabbits from 8-11 (tailenders). The resistance at Lord's lulled them into a false sense of security about their tail. In reality, they cannot have Mohammed Shami coming in at eight," wrote Vaughan in his column for The Telegraph on Sunday.
Vaughan equated the five-match Test series to a tennis match and said that the series is still open for it takes a couple of hours for the match to change direction. "In a five-match series, particularly with modern players, I think you have weeks where teams write off a match quickly if they go behind early. They almost treat it like a tennis match. It is as if they think, 'we will give you this set and start again next week'. That was India's approach after day one so I don't think it is a series won yet just because England have done well at Headingley." IANS