ENG v IND, 5th Test: Support each other, execute what we are capable of, says Shreyas Iyer

“Every player’s mindset has been good; we are leading on the point-table but it is good that we end on a good note. We have to be super-aggressive and play as if we have nothing to lose Support each other and execute what we are capable of,” Iyer said in a pre-match chat with Ravi Shastri, former head coach for broadcasters Sky Sports.

When asked about the preparation, especially with the four-day practice match against Leicestershire, Iyer commented, “Overall the preparation was on point. The more you bat in the nets, we have checked all the boxes and We have no regrets. We have contributed in every aspect, a good overall preparation.”

At present, Iyer is eyeing to give India a 2-1 3-1 lead. “Really looking forward to this wonderful match-up. Really unfortunate that Rohit (Sharma) has got Covid but it doesn’t really matter as we came here to win the match. (Jasprit) Bumrah was amazing When he was talking to the team yesterday.”

England’s talismanic batsman and former captain Joe Root is happy with how the hosts are performing with bat and ball since Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum took over as captain and head coach.

“I don’t think we’ve got to that line yet because we haven’t hit the speed bump yet. But the confidence and clarity at 55 for 6 shows that ability and attitude is from 1 to 11, and that’s a powerful thing. The thing that has slipped under the radar is that we have taken 20 wickets in three Tests. We are understanding the different phases of the game and putting it back on them when we get a chance.

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