The World Test Championship 2023 final is just a few days away. This match will be played between India vs Australia. This match will be played from 7th to 11th June. Before the start of this match, there is a big concern about the playing eleven for the Indian team. The Indian team’s batting and bowling line-up is set, but the question of who should be given a chance as a wicket-keeper in the playing XI still remains. Skipper Rohit Sharma has two solid options in the form of Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat.
KS Bharat lacks match practice
KS Bharat was part of Gujarat Titans team in IPL 2023. During this time, he did not get a chance to play in a single match. He only came on in one match as a substitute for Wriddhiman Saha due to injury. However, he did not get a single chance to bat. He made his debut against Australia in the same year. Even during this, he could not perform particularly with the bat. However, he raised eyebrows with his impressive fielding.
Ishan lacks Test experience
The Indian team has Ishan Kishan as the second option as a wicket keeper. He was included in the team in place of the injured KL Rahul. Ishan has no Test experience. Because, he has not yet got a chance to debut in Test cricket. However, he was also part of the Indian team in the series against Australia. Despite this, Ishaan was part of the Mumbai Indians squad in almost all the matches in the recently concluded IPL 2023 season. He scored 454 runs in 15 matches at an average of 30.27 and a strike rate of 142.76.
Who will get a chance in the playing eleven?
Since Rishabh Pant was injured in a horrific road accident on December 30 last year, the wicketkeeper’s place in India’s Test team has been vacant. Judging by the practice matches, Ishaan gets a place in the team. He is also a left-handed batsman. There is no left-handed batsman in the top order of the team, so this is also a good thing for Ishan. On the other hand, he can also bat aggressively against bowlers like Pant. So, if the team management prioritizes wicketkeeping only, then perhaps KS Bharath is a sure choice. (cricketer ishan kishan or ks bharat who will be team india wicket keeper in wtc final)
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