New Delhi. If we look at the T20 World Cup 2021, the performance of Team India was very poor. After this, former Indian veteran Rahul Dravid was made the new coach of the Indian team. There was a lot of expectation from him, because before that he had worked with the junior team for a long time and also spent time in NCA. The Indian team is currently playing the final of the World Test Championship against Australia. There have been only 2 days in the match and the team has lagged behind a lot. Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings. In response, India has lost 5 wickets for 151 runs. The team is still behind by 318 runs on the basis of first innings.
Rahul Dravid was asked a question before the final, is there no pressure on the team to win the ICC trophy for the last 10 years? Dravid gave a direct answer to this and said that it is not so. The team is doing consistently well. Even if we could not win the ICC trophy. On the other hand, in film 83, you will definitely remember the scene of former captain Kapil Dev, when he answers the question and says – We have come here to win. Everyone starts laughing at this, but under the captaincy of Kapil, the team created history by winning the 1983 World Cup. The Indian team has lost 3 finals of ICC tournaments in the last 10 years. Even in the fourth final, the team is in a very bad condition. The pressure on the players of the team can be clearly seen.
got only 3 wickets on the first day
Talking about the final of the World Test Championship being played at The Oval, captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl. Kangaroo team captain Pat Cummins had also said that he too would have bowled if he had won the toss. There was grass on the pitch and it was also cloudy. The Indian team landed with 4 fast bowlers, but could take only 3 wickets on the first day. In a way, it can be considered as the turning point of the match. On the first day, on a pitch that was helpful to the fast bowlers, Australia scored 327 runs and took themselves far ahead in the match.
Sarfaraz has no chance
Talking about the T20 World Cup held in Australia last year, Team India lost in the semi-finals. He was defeated by the English team by 10 wickets. Now talking about Test cricket, Sarfaraz Khan has been doing well for the last 3 seasons in the first class tournament Ranji Trophy, but he could not make a place in Team India. Before him, T20 specialist Suryakumar got a chance. Not only this, he was also dropped after playing one test.
The result of the final of the World Test Championship is going to be very important for the team, because after 3 months, India has to play the ODI World Cup at home. Earlier, Sri Lanka defeated India in the final of T20 World Cup 2014. In the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, the team lost to Pakistan and New Zealand in the title match of the 2021 World Test Championship.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2023