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Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell believes the Indian bowling attack will be an equal match for the Australian bowling squad in the World Testing Championship final. In less than three days, Australia will be stepping into the Oval Stadium to take on an Indian team for the world title. Chappell believes Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin will pose a threat to Australian strikers.
Speaking on Revsportz’s Behind the Scenes with Borey, he highlighted this point.
“I don’t think the Indian bowling attack is any less important for Australia. Shami is a very good bowler and Siraj plays very good rhythm in the IPL. ,” Chappell said on “Backstage with Borea” on Revsportz.
One of the biggest discussions since the end of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) has been around the Indian bowling squad.
Former cricketers debated which pacers and spinners India should go with. The presence of two quality spinners – Ashvin and Ravindra Jadei – poses a dilemma for management.
Chappell believes that the Indian team should work with two spinners.
“If you ask me, I think India should go with two spinners. Ashwin and Jadeja have both been fantastic for India and you need to go with your best bowlers. And even if Jadeja doesn’t take too many wickets, he won’t leak runs and keeps one end up. This will give the fast bowlers the breathing room they need. And Jadeja has been batting at test level in the last few years. Coming to Ashwin, he is one of the best of this generation. He thinks deeply and that sets him apart.”
“Since Stark is bowling from behind a wicket, Ashwin will also have footprints that can be used starting on day three. In addition, he has a slight mental advantage over the Australians from the latest Border Gavaskar trophy. And if you add his number 8 hit, he is a key player for India and I think they should play both spinners for the simple reason that they are both quality players with a lot of experience,” Chappell said.
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