Regarding the World Test Championship final to be played against Australia, it is very important to have proper coordination in the India team, from batting to bowling department. The Indian team has been playing without star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for a long time. In such a situation, the India team must choose the perfect playing XI for the World Test Championship final which will be held at the Oval in England from June 7. In such a situation, we will tell you about three such players, who will add value to the team.
Indian star all-rounder Hardik Pandya played his last Test match in 2018 but in the recent past, Hardik has emerged as a match winner. Hardik can add great all-round value to the team.
As well as making significant contributions with the bat in the team’s middle order, he gave the team an additional pacemaker option in bowling. In the T20 World Cup played in 2022, he emerged as the team’s fourth pacemaker. Hardik has played a total of 11 Test matches in his career so far.
Shardul has played a total of 8 tests for the India team so far, in which he has played three matches in England. Along with bowling in the team, Shardul also adds value to the batting. Former Indian coach Ravi Sastri told ‘ICC Review’ that the selectors should consider Shardul for the World Test Championship final. On this, Dinesh Karthik said that Shardul can replace Akshar Patel in the team.
These days KL Rahul, who is running out of form, can prove very successful for the Indian team in the World Test Championship final to be played in England. Of 7 Test centuries in his Test career, he has scored 2 centuries in England. In this one, in 2018, he contested a 149-run inning at the Oval. Rahul can join the team not as a starter but as a middle order hitter.
On ‘ICC Review’, former Australian legend Ricky Ponting also spoke about KL Rahul’s England record. He had said that Shubman Gill and KL Rahul can play together in the Indian team.