Team India has reached England to participate in the final match of WTC, and the players have started preparing for it. Recently, Virat Kohli posted a picture sharing information related to practice. But in the meantime, which players will be included in the playing 11, it will be a big problem for the management. On which everyone’s eyes are fixed. We will try to understand this problem through this special report.
Choosing playing 11 for management is the biggest problem
Talking about the batting order of the Indian team at the moment, things are almost clear about it. In such a situation, the path of which top batsmen will be included in the playing 11 is almost clear. But, the biggest problem is with the bowling department. In which the management will have to work hard. So far nothing has been decided whether, in the playing 11, the team will go with four seamers and one spinner or will go with 3 seamers and two spinners.
But, in the meantime, such reports are also in the headlines that, the team management is desperate to give Virat’s favorite Mohammad Siraj a place in the playing XI in the final, which will not be so easy. This is going to happen for the first time in Team India after the tour of West Indies during August in the year 2019, when Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are on tour of England together in Team India.
Will this trio break in the Test Championship because of Siraj?
Talking about the excellent performance in the Test statistics of Team India in the last three years, these three players have played an important role abroad. But, after the entry of Mohammad Siraj, it seems impossible for this trio to play together this time too. According to a news quoted by the Times of India, if the management felt that Siraj was bowling at the right line-length during training, then Ishant Sharma’s place could be in danger. However, Ishant Sharma’s experience is a big reason for his claim in the playing 11 somewhere.
For India, he has represented the country in 101 International Tests so far. Of these, he has also played 12 Test matches in England. Despite this, the eyes of the management are fixed on his growing age. Ishant, who has reached the rank of 33 years old, has recovered from a heel injury in January this year. In such a situation, if he plays for Team India, then he can be successful in putting pressure on the opposing team. But, along with this, people’s eyes will also be on his bouncer.
Speculation continues on both spinners playing together in Playing 11
Talking about the spin bowling department, both Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin have done well. With the ball as well as the bat, both have proved to be a threat to the opposing team. But, in the playing 11, the team management hardly keeps both. Because for this the management will have to reduce a fast bowler, in which there will be no compromise. In such a situation, the question remains about who will get priority.
Right now the weather in Southampton is very cold. In such a situation, New Zealand’s fast bowlers can get a lot of help. Therefore the Kiwi team can field 4 fast bowlers against India in the Test. In such a situation, Team India would not like to take any kind of risk in the final.