England batsman Jonathan Trott today said that the visitors are determined to level four-match series against India in the second Test in Mumbai starting Friday after losing the opener by nine wickets in Ahmedabad.
“I think it will be good to strike early and go to Kolkata 1-1. It is very important that we have that mindset. I think the conditions are bit different here but it will work in both the team's favour with regards to bounce and turn. Touring India is fine but playing good cricket is more important,” he told reporters here.
Asked about the picth on offer at the Wankhede Stadium for the second Test, Trott said, “I did have a look at the pitch. It looks a bit similar to the net wicket. It was turning a bit. When you come here, the red soil tends to spin a bit more and you generally get more spin in Mumbai.