Ravi Shastri's Unique Advice for India's WTC Final Selection

Ravi Shastri's Unique Advice for India's WTC Final Selection

The debate is ongoing about who should be in the India XI for the World Test Championship final against Australia in June. KL Rahul was dropped in the recent Border-Gavaskar Test series, and his replacement, Shubman Gill, scored a century in the final match. However, former India coach Ravi Shastri has an interesting suggestion for current head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma regarding Rahul's position in the team.

Shastri was impressed with Rahul's wicketkeeping skills in the first ODI match against Australia, where he took a stunning catch and saved a couple of runs with his glovework. Shastri believes that if Rahul can be played as a wicketkeeper in the WTC final, it will strengthen India's batting line-up, with the star batter taking up a middle-order role.

Rahul has a good record in England, having scored 614 runs in nine appearances at an average of 34.11 with two centuries and one fifty. Shastri believes that Rahul can bat at No. 5 or No. 6 in the middle-order, while also fulfilling the role of wicketkeeper. In England, wicketkeepers generally need to keep wickets from far behind, and Rahul has the skills to do so.

India's options for wicketkeeper in the absence of Rishabh Pant are KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan. While Bharat impressed with his wicketkeeping skills, he failed to grab attention with his batting, scoring only 101 runs in four matches. Ishan, on the other hand, is yet to make his Test debut.

The WTC final will be played in June at the Oval against Australia, and India will be looking to win their first WTC title. With the selection headache looming over the team, it will be interesting to see who they pick for the crucial match.

In conclusion, India will have to make a tough decision regarding the wicketkeeper's position for the WTC final. Shastri's suggestion of playing Rahul as a wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman could be a game-changer for the team. However, the final decision will ultimately depend on the team management's strategy and the fitness of the players.


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