Ravi Shastri's Thoughts On The Wicketkeeper Scandal At The World Cup Final
There is only one week till the World Test Championship final. In the summit match against Australia at The Oval, beginning on June 7, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team is aiming for a victory. Since 2013, India has had numerous opportunities to win an ICC trophy but has fallen short each time. The team has a great chance to break that streak in the second WTC final for India. A number of star players, including Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah, are missing from the team because of injuries. Even without Bumrah, the Indian speed lineup appears to be rather strong. Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat are the options in Pant's absence, though.
On the optimum "12" for the WTC final, Ravi Shastri gave his opinion.
"If I recall correctly from the last time India was in the World Tennis Championship, what you take away from that match is crucial when you look at the WTC. You must select a team that is appropriate for the situation. The last time I visited Southampton, the sky was incredibly cloudy. So I'll choose my 12. Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara at No. 3, Virat Kohli at No. 4, and Ajinkya Rahane at No. 5 make up my unambiguous top 12 "On Star Sports, Ravi Shastri stated.
"Right now, Ishan Kishan or KS Bharat must be chosen. Depending on who is playing, I think India might just stick with two spinners, possibly KS Bharat. But, it will go the opposite way if there are just one spinner and four seamers. Jadeja will be number six, Mohammed Shami number seven, Mohammed Siraj number eight, and Shardul Thakur number nine. Both Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin will start at 11."
The WTC final is scheduled to begin at the Oval on June 7.