Amit Mishra blamed his poor outing in the drawn first Test against England on his failure to adapt quickly to the game’s longest format following the ODI series against New Zealand. The leg-spinner, however, is confident of putting up an improved show in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
"I wouldn't say I bowled very well. It did take time for me to get my rhythm, especially since I was playing a Test after a long time. I was
Mishra was the most expensive Indian bowler at Rajkot, going well over four runs an over while picking up three wickets in the game.
"It was a good wicket for batting. It was a slow wicket. It would have been a lot more exciting had there been more pace in the wicket. The result could have gone in our
The Haryana bowler said coach Anil Kumble provides him with a lot of inputs.
"He has always told me that I am a wicket-taking bowler. He has always asked me to go for wickets. Especially while bowling on this wicket at Rajkot, he asked me not to experiment too much and stick to my line and length. It was a tough day, but I will try to bowl according to the situation and pick wickets," Mishra said.
Mishra insisted that the team was confident of drawing the game on the final day despite being put under tremendous pressure that saw them lose six wickets.
"There was a bit of pressure, but we were confident of the outcome. Our batsmen were in form and had
“Jadeja was very positive and he even went for shots. At such a time, the bowlers tend to get on the back foot. That gets them thinking. He was asked to play his natural game but at the same time, not try anything flashy. Both showed great temperament and showed we wouldn't succumb
Mishra is looking forward to the next Test. "The first innings didn't go my way, but I began to get my rhythm in the second innings when the pitch began to help the spinners a bit. Hopefully, I can continue with this rhythm in the next Test match, if I get a chance. I do have the confidence of the