London: Legendary player Sunil Gavaskar warns Team India ahead of World Test Championship final. Gavaskar said that it will not be easy for the Indian players who have played back-to-back Twenty20 matches to adjust to the Test format. India and Australia will meet in the final on June 7 at the Oval in England.
Before the heat and bustle of the IPL Puram, Team India will enter the Oval for the final of the ICC Test Championship. The competitors in the title fight that starts on June 7 at the Oval in England are strong Australia. In India’s 15-member team, apart from batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and pacer Jaidev Unadkat, all have arrived in England from the IPL. So, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that it will be a challenge for the Indian players to switch from the excitement of T22 to the patience of Test Cricket.
“There are many changes in mindset, technique and approach when coming to test cricket. These changes should be implemented quickly when they come out against Australia at the Oval. The transition from T20 to Tests is not easy. This will be India’s biggest challenge in the final. Gavaskar also warned that everyone except Cheteshwar Pujara, who plays county cricket, will have to face this challenge. Gavaskar said the return of experienced Ajinkya Rahane to the team at number five would benefit India. Rahane is the player who played a crucial role in Chennai’s fifth title in the IPL.
The Indian team has arrived in England for the final of the Test Championship. The players who played in the IPL came to England in different groups. Captain Rohit Sharma joined the team yesterday. Players like Shubman Gill, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane and KS Bharath who played in the IPL final also joined the squad. Cheteshwar Pujara, who played county cricket during the IPL, has also joined the team.
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Last Updated May 31, 2023, 6:46 PM IST