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IND vs ENG: Manoj Tiwary Field Set up for Joe Root – Explained

Manoj Tiwary shared a ‘field set up plan’ for Joe Root ahead of the 2nd Test between India and England.

Manoj Tiwary shared Field set up for Joe Root

Tiwary also said that the plan was for spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar. In the photo, there were a total of seven fielders on the on side and just two on the off side. Surprisingly, there was no fielder in the spin cordon as Tiwary wrote:

“Since JoeRoot is in red hot form wit d bat. I have chalked out a field placement plan 4 Ashwin nd Washington if it might help. Dis plan is only 4 Spinning friendly pitches. 7/2 on the On side wit No slip catcher. Zoom in d picture guys 4 detailed reasoning ”

Manoj Tiwary Fielding set up explanation

Tiwary put a short third man for a top edge and a mid-off – his only two fielders in the off-side.

Keeping Root’s preferred sweep shot against the off-spinners in mind, Tiwary kept a leg slip, a forward short leg and a short mid-wicket has his close-in fielders in the catching fielders.

His other four fielders were a deep-square leg (20 yards up from the boundary rope) perhaps for a top edge, a short square leg in catching position, a deep mid-wicket, and widish mid-on.

Tiwary did not forget to mention that his field position will only come into play if the pitch is assisting the spinners.

Joe Root’s impressive knock in India vs England 1st Test

Root came up with a landmark double ton in Chennai to help England thrash India at home. Root played out a memorable 218-run knock and the England skipper also became the first batsman to score a double century on his 100th Test appearance. Riding on Root’s batting masterclass, England managed to erect a challenging 1st innings total of 578.

Asked to chase down a record total of 420, Virat Kohli-led Team India folded for a 192 in their 2nd innings to eventually lose the 1st Test by 227 runs.

“I’m very proud of the way we’ve played this week. We have set a benchmark now, we’ve got something to work for to compare ourselves. Still there are areas we can improve on. We can still get better,” Root had said after England’s historic win over India.

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