World Test Championship 2023: The Indian cricket team recently defeated Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. With this, the Indian team booked the ticket to the World Test Championship final. This is the second consecutive opportunity for the Indian team when they have reached the WTC final. But this time before the final match, the Indian team got a big surprise. It is very difficult to get the three-player game of the Indian team in the World Test Championship final this time.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
Team India’s star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will not be able to play in the World Test Championship this time around. Bumrah has been the best bowler in all three formats for a long time. But he has been concerned about his back injury for several months. Previously, Bumrah was unable to play in the 2022 Asia Cup, 2022 T20 World Cup and the Border-Gavaskar series. At the same time, this player has also been eliminated from the WTC final. Finding a replacement for Bumrah is a huge headache for management.
2. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant, who has been the most reliable player in the Indian Test team for the past few years, was in a car accident just before the start of this year. Pant was so injured in this accident that he was out of the game for a long time. Pant will not be able to play the final match of the WTC. This match will be played at The Oval. Pant has already scored a century and a half on this ground. In a situation like this, the absence of him in the team is a blow. Everyone knows how Pant performs, especially against Australia.
3. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer suffered a back injury during the fourth test match against Australia. After this, he couldn’t even come out to bat in India’s first innings and was sent for scouting. This player has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Australia. There is also suspense in the IPL game of him. Iyer has a back injury. Back injuries sometimes do not heal easily, and in such a situation, it is not known for sure how long it will take for Iyer to recover.