India rued the absence of wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who met with a horrible automobile accident last year, which has ruled him out of practically every cricket tournament taking place in 2023.
When they meet Australia in the summit match, which is scheduled to be contested at the Oval in London from June 7–11, India will play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final for the second time in as many seasons. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India overcame Australia 2-1 after the fourth and final Test on Monday finished in a draw. Even though India may have defeated Australia in a Test series for the fourth time in a row, the team management still needs to address a number of concerns before the WTC championship match.
In Pant’s absence, KS Bharat kept the gloves for the team, but his performances were far from satisfactory.
fantastic at bat According to Sunil Gavaskar, the management have to think about using KL Rahul as a keeper-batter in the WTC championship game. Gavaskar emphasised Rahul’s performances on the England tour in 2021 to support his assertion.
“KL Rahul may function as a wicketkeeper. In the WTC final at the Oval, our batting will be stronger if he bats at No. 5 or 6. because he played excellent baseball last year in England. At the Lord’s, he scored a century. When selecting your starting XI for the WTC final, keep KL Rahul in mind “During a conversation on Sports Tak, Gavaskar said.
The squad released Rahul after the first two Tests against Australia, and he was patch with the bat.