• Nasser Hussain displeased with Joe Root’s review utilization

    England need a protocol for DRS, says Hussain

    England captain Joe Root
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    Former English captain and Sky Sports presenter, Nasser Hussain, recently expressed his reservations regarding Joe Root’s use of DRS in the ongoing second Test Match at Trent Bridge. However, James Anderson and Moeen Ali backed their captain by cutting him some slack as he is the new captain of the English team.

    Root’s use of the DRS has come under the scanner since he exhausted all his reviews by the 24th over in the first South Africa innings. Also, he had a torrid time with the reviews in the second innings. The first was an LBW shout for the Kuhn which was overruled, while the other review was a nick off the bat of Hashim Amla when he was batting on 25 in the 28th. Amla went on to score an important 87 which took the game further away from the home side.

    It was evident that Root was pressurised by Stokes to take the review as he seemed convinced about the edge. Nasser Hussain termed the entire situation as ‘Absolute Chaos’ which needs to be addressed immediately as DRS is an important part of captain’s strategy.

    England need a protocol for DRS, says Hussain

    “One of the things Joe Root has to sort out quickly is England’s use of the Decision Review System.It’s all a bit of a mess — and, like it or not, it’s now a crucial part of captaining a Test team. To an extent, I can understand why things look a bit disorganised right now. It’s a combination of having a new captain and some pretty emotional bowlers, as we saw when Stokes persuaded Root to use up a review against Hashim Amla on the first morning.” commented Nasser Hussain on Sky Sports.

    “At the moment, people are charging around and Root is getting sucked into it all. Part of the reason they failed to review Amla’s nick off Stuart Broad when he was on 25 was that they’d wasted one the previous evening when Jimmy Anderson was bowling (to Kuhn). England needs to sit down and agree to a protocol. They can’t afford to keep getting these things wrong,” concluded the 49-year-old.


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