Only a few hours left. After that, Team India will play against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship. But before entering the field, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly gave important tips for the Virat and company. He also put New Zealand ahead to play a Test series in England before reaching the final. But how will the Indian team succeed in England tour? He also pointed out that way.
Today Indian team will play in Southampton at noon Indian time. Earlier on Thursday, the BCCI announced the playing XI. As expected, Rohit Sharma and Shubhaman Gill got places as openers. And according to Sourav, these two openers could be the trump card of the Indian team in the final of the Test Championship and the upcoming England series.
The success of Team India will depend on the performance of the two. Ganguly made it clear that in order to succeed in England, the Indian team must forget all previous failures and score at least 450 runs on the scoreboard. And for this the two openers have to play an important role. Only then will the virat be able to make big runs on the scoreboard.
In a recent interview, Sourav said, “The Indian team needs to bat better. Because the environment in England is completely different than in Australia and India. Here the Duke ball will swing all day. When the sun rises, the ball will not move even an inch. But in a cloudy environment everyone knows how terrible James Anderson, Stuart Broad are. In this case too, the Indian batsmen will have to handle Tim Southee, Kyle Jaimesson and Trent Bolt before going down against England. ”
Then Sourav added, “Opening in England is a very important place. We always played well in Australia, England and Pakistan because our team had openers like Sehwag-Akash Chopra. Those who played the new ball would make the old. But if your middle order batsman has to get down to the crease quickly, then the fight becomes difficult. And so this tour is going to be very important for Rohit and Shubhaman.
Not only in the final of the World Test Championship, but also in the five Tests against England, the two openers have to handle the new ball well. Will not actually be with wickets easily. If Rohit-Shubhaman succeeds, it will be easier for Virat, Cheteshwar, Ajinkya and Rishabh Panth, one of India’s best batsmen at the moment. ”