Spinners will come into the game

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India tweaker Ravindra Jadeja believes the spinners will begin to come into play more and more from the third day of the first Test against England.

The tweaker conceded that losing the toss has hurt India’s chances of taking a win from the series opener in Rajkot with the pitch suiting batsmen in the early going.

Jadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers during England’s innings taking 3 for 86 from his thirty overs.

At a press conference after play on day two Jadeja said: “I think toss took the game away from us.

“We all know how the Rajkot pitch is. First two days, it is suitable for batsmen and then spinners come into play.”

England have found the Rajkot pitch far more inviting than what they experienced on their tour of Bangladesh.

Jadeja added: “I think the main thing is that the surface was pretty different from Bangladesh.

“There the ball was turning sharp. Here only the odd ball is turning.”

India will need to pile on the runs on day three to stand any chance of taking anything from this first Test.

Jadeja would go on to say: “We have to score whatever runs are on the board.

“Tomorrow is crucial, we need to play good, positive cricket.

“We need to play according to the merit of the ball and not plan too much.”

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