Pakistan legend Wasim Akram on Monday said the Indian speed bowling team should not be “crazy” about the new ball and should be patient for success in the World Testing Championship final against Australia starting on Wednesday. World number one team India will play runners-up Australia in the WTC final at the Oval here from June 7th as the 2021-23 competition cycle comes to a close with a top-level clash. Neither of the two teams have played Test cricket in the past two months as most of the players have been in the IPL and the format change will be quick, along with the move from white ball Kookaburra to red Dukes.
Akram hoped that the Indian bowling fast attack with Mohammad Shami as the vanguard and the cunning Mohammed Siraj as the definite starter would be wise with their tactics on the pitch.
“These guys are experienced and they shouldn’t get carried away (with a new ball). We all know he swings for 10-15 overs, so don’t pass off extra runs in the first 10-15 overs as being fast. bowler hat,” Akram was quoted as saying by the ICC.
“(At first) don’t get too excited if there’s a slight rebound as that’s what the Aussies want,” he added.
For the first time in 140 years of its history, The Oval, which usually hosts tests at the end of the English summer, will play a match in early June. Thus, the field and conditions, combined with the recent tasks of the players, make this competition even more intriguing.
“This field usually favors teams from the subcontinent, but whenever we’ve been here… it’s always been late August or early September. quite different, like the dukes,” said Akram.
While Indian midfielder Cheteshwar Pujara was the only player from his side doing his own thing in the County Championship for Sussex, several Australians such as Marnus Labushagne, fast bowler Michael Neser and even Steve Smith, who also played for Sussex, have recent experience. conditions.
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