England bowlers utilizing ‘back sweat’ to shine the ball

Southampton, July 10

Not allowed to make use of saliva on the ball, England bowlers have resorted to making use of again sweat to shine the ball within the ongoing first Test towards the West Indies right here.

The opening Test on the Ageas Bowl marks the resumption of worldwide cricket in a “bio-secure” setting in any case actions had been suspended in March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Back sweat has been the major thing at the moment with saliva going out the window,” mentioned England speedster Mark Wood.

“Only your own, although we’re mingling the back sweat a little on the ball, I’ve got some of Jimmy (Anderson’s) and Jofra (Archer’s).”

England witnessed a disappointing second day on Thursday with West Indies bundling the guests out for 204 of their first innings.

And Wood admitted that they have not had one of the best outing to date within the recreation.

“We haven’t had the best day so plenty to do. I’d prefer a few in the wickets column rather than the pace column,” he mentioned.

“They bowled properly and bought to offer them credit score, however 204 wasn’t on the radar, we would have favored 250 or 300,” mentioned Wood.

“We didn’t get it right with the ball, they got their line and length spot on. It’s a bit of cobwebs and rust,” he added. PTI

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