‘At times in England, you need to slow it down’ – Ravi Shastri shares words of advice for Rohit Sharma’s India ahead of WTC final

May 26, 2023

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Ravi Shastri and Team India. (Photo Source: Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images and Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Former India cricketer and head coach Ravi Shastri feels that India’s squad structure can be highly advantageous in the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval in London be will allow Rohit Sharma, the captain, to dictate the game against Australia.

Shastri feels that India’s bowling combination will help India tremendously. As per Shastri, India’s combination will help the skipper Rohit Sharma to control the game much better and slow it down when needed.

“India did very well in England last time round because you had Bumrah, you had Shami, you had Shardul Thakur, and you had Mohammed Siraj. So you had four fast bowlers. One being an all-rounder there, Shardul, that is a very good combination in England. Especially from India’s point of view. It allows someone like Rohit Sharma to control the game far better. At times in England, you need to slow it down as well. And suddenly it can get overcast,” Shastri said in ICC Review.

You have got horses for courses: Shastri

“You have got horses for courses, you’ve got all bases covered. But then if the quality is not good in your fast-bowling attack. If you think the guys are older, they are not as quick as they used to be, and the form is a little doubtful, then you play that second spinner because Ashwin is quality, as is Jadeja,” he added further.

The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final is all set to be played in June this year at The Oval, London. The high-octane clash will be a five-day Test match to be played from June 7th to 11th. It will be played between India and Australia, who are currently 1st and 2nd on the ICC Test teams rankings, respectively.

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