Former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Mohammed Kaif shared their thoughts on the upcoming World Testing Championship (WTC) final between India and Australia in a recent interview with Star Sports. Speaking exclusively to Star Sports, former Indian Harbhajan Singh said he would have preferred to play KS Bharat in the WTC final over Ishan Kishan as he was more consistent in Tests.
“No, I don’t think he (Kishan) should be in the starting 11 because KS Bharat has been playing consistently for a while now. If it was Wriddhiman Saha I would consider playing him because he has more experience and is a better player. If K.L. Rahul was in good shape, I would put him at number 5 or 6 instead of him because he is a good opener and he could save as well,” Harbhajan said.
The former Indian player also gave his opinion on how the bowling attack should line up ahead of the World Testing Championship final.
“It all depends on what the field says. If there is less grass on the field and the sun is shining, then play with two spinners. only a bowl, but also a bat.”
In the meantime, Mohammed Kaif offered his starting eleven, including Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma as rookies, with Ishan Kishan as a batsman to provide offensive hits at number six. With varying opinions on team selection and bowling attack, these expert analyzes add to the anticipation for the long-awaited WTC final.
Speaking exclusively to Star Sports, former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif named his starting eleven for the WTC Final.
“In the world testing championship, Shubhman Gill and Rohit Sharma should be first, followed by Pujara, who plays at number three and has experience there. Number four will be Virat Kohli followed by Rahane who will return to the team. play with Ishan Kishan instead of KS Bharat because you would like someone to play offensive throws at number six because the ball is old and Rishab Pant played that role.”
As for evaluating and choosing the best bowling combination, Kaif decided to go for: “At seven I will play Jadea and at eight I will play either Ashwin or Shardul, depending on the conditions of the field and if the field is suitable for spinning , then Ashwin can target left-handed batsmen like Warner, Travis Head and Khawaja, so it will be a good matchup.”
“I would take fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and then Umesh Yadav at number 11. I would prefer to play 11 because it is early June, you will need three fast bowlers plus Jadeja and Ashwin or Shardul, depending on the forecast.” Kaif concluded.
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