New Delhi. Team India has reached the final of the World Test Championship. The Indian team entered the title round for the second time in a row. The team defeated Australia 2–1 in the final Test series. In the final, there will be an interesting encounter between India and Australia from June 7 at the Oval ground in England. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be on Captain Rohit Sharma. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team definitely reached the final of the first season, but it was defeated by New Zealand. In such a situation, the team would like to overcome its shortcomings this time.
Team India entered the captaincy of Virat Kohli in the first season of the World Test Championship. The final was played in England. Earlier the team was doing well in Tests abroad. But on the fast pitch of Southampton, Team India landed with 2 spinners. Apart from Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin got a chance in the playing-11. Both of them could not leave much impact in the match as bowlers. Both together could take only 5 wickets in the entire match.
Scattered team after a good start
If we look at the second shortcoming of the team in the final, the score in the first innings was 156 runs for 4 wickets, but the entire innings was reduced to just 217 runs. In response, New Zealand’s 7 wickets fell for 192 runs. In such a situation, Team India had a chance to take the lead, but Tim Southee, who landed at number 9, scored 30 runs and took the score to 249 runs.
Not a single half century in the whole match
Team India could not make a big score even in the second innings. The fourth mistake of the team was that no Indian player could score a single half-century in the entire match. On the other hand, talking about the 5th mistake, the Kiwi team got the target of 139 runs. In response, he had lost 2 wickets for 44 runs. But the Indian bowlers could not take advantage of this. Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 52 and Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 47 to ensure the team’s victory.
Rohit has a good chance
This time the Indian team will play the final under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The team has many plus points. First of all, the team has played the last series against Australia. In such a situation, he got a chance to know the shortcomings of most of the players. At the same time, Australia does not have to play any Test before the final in England. Whereas in the first season, the New Zealand team was playing Test in England from England itself on 13th June. Then on June 18, she went to play the final from India. On the other hand, fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj are in good form, while Shardul Thakur is also ready as a fast bowler all-rounder. Ravindra Jadeja has also made a comeback after injury.
3 players ready to replace SKY, one has hit 400 sixes, the other has hit a double century on foreign soil
most dependent on middle order
Rohit Sharma will have to focus on the middle order. This can prove to be a big shortcoming of the team. This was also seen in the 4-match Test series against Australia. Lower order handled the team many times. Indian fielders also dropped many catches. In the final, even one such mistake can be heavy on the team. On the other hand, talking about the third shortcoming, the Indian bowlers could not dismiss the lower order batsmen of the opposing team on many occasions.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023, 19:27 IST