The World Test Championship final between India and Australia will be played at The Oval ground in London from 7th June. The Indian team is busy preparing for this match.
The Indian batsmen will have to face the tough challenge of the Australian fast bowling attack in the swinging conditions of England. Indian team has many match winning players, but if it has to win the final match then these 3 problems have to be overcome. The Indian team is surrounded by three difficult problems at the moment, let us tell you.
1) Who will be the wicketkeeper
KL Rahul got injured in IPL 2023 and the headache of the Indian team increased. KL Rahul was all set to play as a wicket-keeper batsman in the WTC final as the team management had little faith in KS Bharath’s overseas batting style.
Ishan Kishan was included in place of Rahul, but he is yet to make his Test debut. The Indian team is grappling with the problem of whether KS Bharat or Ishaan Kishan should be given a chance in the playing 11.
2) Who will be the third fast bowler
The second problem of the Indian team is that who will be the third fast bowler. For this, a fight is going on between Jaydev Unadkat and Umesh Yadav. Jaydev has done exceptionally well in domestic cricket. However, he is returning to the Indian team after recovering from injury.
Apart from this, Jaydev Unadkat is a left-arm bowler, for which he can be included in the playing 11. Umesh Yadav, on the other hand, has pace and knows how to swing the new and old balls. Due to these qualities, Yadav also remains a contender for a place in the playing 11.
3) Fast bowler or spin all-rounder
After the absence of Rishabh Pant, the Indian team is looking for a good finisher. In such a situation, the Indian team is stuck in the dilemma whether to take the field with the fast bowler all-rounder or give a chance to the spin all-rounder.
Along with Shardul Thakur, the place of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja is at stake. Thakur played all the matches in the England series. But there are four left-handed batsmen in Australia’s top-7 batsmen. In such a situation, the Indian team can handle the match with both their spinners.