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    Matthew Hayden says England should learn from India's style of play to beat them after their defeat in Rajkot
Matthew Hayden says England should learn from India's style of play to beat them after their defeat in Rajkot
Matthew Hayden via Fox Sports

Matthew Hayden says England should learn from India's style of play to beat them after their defeat in Rajkot

Matthew Hayden, an Australian icon, has offered advice to England following India's humiliation of Ben Stokes and his team in the third Test at Rajkot.

According to Matthew Hayden, the Australian opener, England cannot recover from the Rajkot defeat. India's victory was secured by Yashasvi Jaiswal's impressive double century and Ravindra Jadeja's all-round performance, resulting in England's largest defeat since 1934. Despite the absence of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma's Team India convincingly defeated England in the 3rd Test, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

After England's surprising 28-run victory over the hosts in Hyderabad, India won the next two matches with ease. India leveled the score by defeating England's Bazballers by 106 runs in Visakhapatnam. The young Indian team displayed their bench strength in Rajkot, overpowering England and putting Stokes and his team under pressure. The effectiveness of England's Bazball approach has been questioned after their defeat in the third Test.

Former Australian opener Hayden is convinced that India is in the driving seat to upstage England in the Test series.   He believes that India will win the series as they are a challenging touring side. Hayden explained to Star Sports it's a battle between energy consumption and conservation of this scarce resource.

Failure of England's Bazball

England's premier batsman and talisman, Joe Root, is also feeling the pressure in India's backyard. The hosts have exposed England's baseball approach by giving them a taste of their own medicine in the Test series. Although opener Ben Duckett smashed a brilliant century off just 88 balls, England only managed to score 319 in response to India's first-innings total of 445 in Rajkot. When asked to chase down a daunting target of 557, England's batsmen crumbled, and they lost the Rajkot encounter by a massive margin, scoring only 122.

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