Indian team looks under pressure in WTC final. In this ongoing match at the K Oval ground in London, the top order of the Indian team was a flop. Veteran batsmen like captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli could not stay at the crease for long. What’s more, they could not even cross the mark of 20 runs. Interestingly, Ajinkya Rahane, who returned to the Indian team after 18 months, scored the most runs for India. He was also supported by Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja. India scored 296 runs in the first innings on the strength of these three players. Former head coach Ravi Shastri expressed his anger after seeing India’s top order.
What did Shastri say?
Ravi Shastri spoke to Star Sports and expressed his anger on the Indian players. He asked the Indian batsmen, IPL or national duty? Which of the two is more important to them?
He said, “If you prioritize franchise cricket, then forget about the WTC final. If it is necessary for you to play for the country, then the BCCI should make it a rule in the contract that they need a player who wants to play for the country.”
Along with this, he also said, “BCCI should first introduce this rule in IPL that if possible, they can drop star players from IPL at any time. Because, they may be needed in the upcoming tournament.”
Australia’s team is tough
After losing the toss and batting first, Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings. After this, India got off to a very poor start in chasing the challenge. From Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill to Virat Kohli, all the batsmen returned to the tent cheaply. Rahane made the best innings of 89 runs for the Indian team. Also, Jadeja scored 48 runs and Shardul scored 51 runs off 109 balls.
With the help of these three, India scored 296 runs. In the second innings, Australia has scored 161 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 61 overs. This time Cameron Green (21) and Alex Carey (20) remain unbeaten at the crease. (former head coach ravi shastri angry on rohit sharma team india top order failure wtc final 2023)
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