Sourav Ganguly implores Indian Cricket Board to make one change after Bumrah picks six wickets during Vizag Test

`Check out what Sourav Ganguly advised the Indian Cricket Board after Jasprit Bumrah picked 6/45 during the India vs England 2024 Vizag Test on Saturday.

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Former Indian legend Sourav Ganguly addressed the Indian Cricket Board on Saturday. The 51-year-old was seen praising the work of Jasprit Bumrah against England in Visakhapatnam. 

Sourav Ganguly tweeted and asked the Indian Cricket Board about the need for spinning tracks. Team India had lost the first Test in Hyderabad after preparing a spinning track. Tom Hartley picked 7 wickets in the second innings to help his side win the game. 

Jasprit Bumrah broke the back of England’s batting with 6/45 to help India with a lead of 143 runs. The 30-year-old also went past 150 wickets in Test Cricket during England’s innings. 

Sourav Ganguly wants the Indian Cricket Board to make one change – 

While admiring the bowling efforts of Jasprit Bumrah, former skipper Sourav Ganguly was busy tweeting. The 51-year-old wrote a lengthy message addressed to the Indian Cricket Board on Saturday. 

Sourav Ganguly wrote “When I see Bumrah, Shami, Siraj, and Mukesh bowl. I wonder why we need to prepare turning tracks in India. My conviction of playing on good tracks keeps getting stronger every game. They will get 20 wickets on any surface with Ashwin, Jadeja, Kuldeep, and Axar. Batting quality is dropping because of pitches in the last 6 to 7 years at home. Good wickets are a must. India will still be over 5 days”

After being bowled out for 396, team India saw England get a good start with the bat. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel then struck two vitals blows to give the hosts some respite. Rohit Sharma then turned to his pace ace Jasprit Bumrah who responded with two quick wickets. 

After Tea, the 30-year-old took four out of the final six wickets to end the innings at 6/45. His last wicket of James Anderson came with a perfect Yorker to bowl out England for 253. Armed with a lead of 143, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal saw the day out without much damage. 

The two Indian openers had scored 28 runs from five overs with Rohit not out on 13 and Jaiswal on 15. Shoaib Bashir was hit for three fours in his second over as India ended the day with a huge lead of 171 runs.  

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