India captain Virat Kohli with coach Ravi Shastri during a nets session
India captain Virat Kohli with coach Ravi Shastri during a nets session

After a humiliating loss to England at Lord’s by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test of the the five-match series, India seem to be down and out, but former Australian cricketer Dean Jones feels that India can bounce back in the series.

“I’m expecting that the Indian team will bounce back,” said Jones, adding “They got one bad day when the ball swung around (at Lord’s). Look it is very important to bounce back, that is what sport is all about. One bad Test match doesn’t make a bad cricket team, not at all.”

India are 0-2 down in the series and the 57-year-old reckoned that it will be up to the captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri to rally the team for the reminder of the series.

“As a coach it is difficult to bring back the confidence. Ravi has got a big job, and Virat too, to bring the guys back and the only way to do it is through hard work.

Just go in there and have net practice after net practice, try and get yourself a thousand balls, get used to it again, regroup, come back, work on your defence and make sure that what is your game plan.” said Jones

Jones did say that the conditions on day two at Lord’s were very tough. India were put in to bat by England skipper Joe Root and were folded for 107 in 30.2 overs.

“It can happen with the conditions over there (at Lords). There are sometimes where you can be over analysed (with the) technique a little bit, mount hills becomes mountain, you think too much about it, that is just the way it went. They have to regroup and come back now,” he added.