England ready to give India grass wickets, Anderson 'India should not complain'


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England pacer James Anderson believes Virat Kohli and Co could not complain if the curators left a little grass on the surface during the first Test against England at Trent Bridge. The five-match series starts in Nottingham on Wednesday, with Team India aiming to win their first series in the UK since the 2007 victory. The two teams have previously met in a four-match series in India, which India won 3-1.


Speaking at a virtual press conference before the ENG vs IND 1st Test, James Anderson said India could not complain about the nature of the pitch following the tracks used in the home leg of the tour. As quoted by PTI, Anderson said, "I don't think India can complain if we leave a little grass on the pitch like we did last time on our tour of India. Surely India played by hand. The advantage of the house was used to their advantage."


However, Anderson said the Indian fast battery also has the tools to make the best of the situation if the curators leave some grass. The great pacer, who has 617 wickets to his name, said, "The green pitch will also enable India's seam attack. We need pace here and we know it will swing frequently, so we need extra carry.


James Anderson praised young cannon Rishabh Pant for facing the crop of current superstars. The England pacer said that IPL players have a lot of difference in the way they prepare their game and Rishabh Pant is a prime example. Anderson said, "Rishabh Pant is an example, he reversed me with a new ball on my last tour of India. You have never seen Sourav Ganguly do that. It's exciting to watch. It's a different challenge for bowlers. .It's also great for the audience. "