Flop show in IPL 2023, form of two players of Team India raised concern before WTC final
WTC final will be played from June 7
Many Indian players are going through bad form
New Delhi. IPL-2003 is at the last stage. The teams of Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Supergiants and Mumbai Indians have made it to the IPL Playoffs. The final match to be held on Sunday, May 27, will decide which team will be victorious. With the final of the IPL, the eyes of cricket fans will be focused on the final of the World Test Championship (ICC World Test Championship final) to be held from June 7, where Rohit Sharma’s team India (Team India) will be held on June 7. Australia has to face from. Before the WTC Final, the major challenge before the players of Team India will be to return from T20 mode to Test format mode in a very limited time and adapt their game according to the conditions of England.
Team India fans, this time Rohit Sharma is hoping to win the World Test Championship from Brigade. The Indian team has reached the final of this championship for the second time in a row, last time in 2021 they had to face defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the title match. Obviously, this is not an easy task.
Bumrah, Pant and Rahul will be missed
This time in front of Team India is the challenge of Australia, which is considered a more difficult opponent than New Zealand. It is true that Team India has defeated Australia first in its Test series and then in the Indian ground. But it should also be kept in mind that this time in the team like Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul Star player not included. All of them are recovering from their respective injuries.
Who will be the third bowler with Shami-Siraj?
In the absence of Bumrah, the command of fast bowling will be largely on the shoulders of Mohammed Shami and Siraj, who are full of confidence from their brilliant performance in IPL-2023. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur (Shardul Thakur) are in the team as their assistant fast bowlers, but the IPL performance of both of them is increasing the concern of the Indian camp. The recent IPL performance of Shardul and Umesh in the role of useful lower-order batsman with bowling has been disappointing. It is true that Test cricket is a different type of cricket than T20, but a good performance in any one format helps in improving the player’s game and increasing self-confidence and both these players are currently away from this mindset.
Shardul and Umesh Yadav are struggling
Shardul, who played for KKR in IPL 2023, has been able to get only seven wickets in 11 matches at an average of 31.42, while in batting he has been able to score only 113 runs in 11 matches at an average of 20.63. The performance of Umesh Yadav, who specializes in swinging the ball at a good pace, has been even worse. In KKR’s account, only one wicket has come in Umesh’s account in eight matches and during this he has scored 189 runs. In such a situation, who should be fielded as the third fast bowler, this is an important question in front of the team management. Another concern in terms of bowling would be that spin bowlers like Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in England might not be as successful as they are in India in helpful conditions.
The form of Kohli, Gill and Pujara is encouraging
Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane have done well with the bat in IPL. Captain Rohit Sharma’s performance with the bat has lacked the required consistency but gradually he is also coming in color but the main challenge in front of these batsmen in the World Test Championship is to adapt their game to Test mode by avoiding unnecessary T20 aggression. What will happen? KS Bharat and Ishaan Kishan are in the team as wicketkeepers. In order to strengthen the batting, Ishaan can get a place in the playing-11. Cheteshwar Pujara, who is called the ‘Wall’ of Team India, is also scoring centuries in the county in England. Pujara’s performance can prove to be very important for India in the championship.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 22, 2023, 18:18 IST