Ahead of the World Test Championship 2023 final, many cricket experts and former cricketers are presenting their opinion on different topics. So far many veterans have selected their Indian Playing XI for the final. Now former Australian legend Tom Moody has also selected his Indian XI. In this eleven game, he has given preference to fast pitchers over spinners.
The former Australian veteran selected his team while speaking on ‘Star Sports’. He started India playing XI with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. After this, he gave the number three spot to Cheteshwar Pujara.
Tom Moody made his debut in the middle order with Virat Kohli. He gave Kohli the number four spot. Following this, at number five, he gave way to Ajinkya Rahane, who appeared in excellent form in IPL 2023. There he chose KS Bharat as the goalkeeper. Tom Moody gave KS Bharat a chance instead of Ishaan Kishan. Although many veterans called Ishaan Kishan as the X factor.
The Australian veteran chose only one spinner in his team. He gave Ravindra Jadeja the number seven spot. Jadeja is a great all-rounder. In such a situation, he can be very effective for the team. Jadeja can handle the team going into the lower order.
Tell them that Tom Moody selected four fast pitchers on his team. In this, he chose Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur along with Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj. Shardul can contribute to the team in both bowling and batting. However, he didn’t give Ashwin a chance on his team.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (goalkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav.