The Indian cricket crew acquired a large enhance forward of the Cricket World Cup 2023 because the Rohit Sharma-led aspect defeated Sri Lanka comprehensively to clinch the Asia Cup 2023 title. Mohammed Siraj produced a devastating spell of quick bowling to cap off a formidable marketing campaign by India which noticed fairly quite a lot of good performances. However, former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that there’s one sector in India’s crew composition that wants some consideration forward of the World Cup.
Ravindra Jadeja has develop into a mainstay of the Indian cricket crew and Gambhir mentioned that though he has been sensible with the ball, the crew will want him to carry out extra with the bat.
“We know he (Jadeja) can bowl 10 overs on any given day on any surface. He is an amazing fielder but he will have to contribute better as a batter at No. 7 because you cannot go in with just six batters.”
“If Ishan Kishan performs at No. 5, there are query marks there as effectively. So Ravindra Jadeja must win matches with batting since you might need a scenario the place you want 80 or 90 runs in 10 overs and the No. 6 and No. 7 batters could be taking part in collectively,” Gambhir said on Star Sports.
Meanwhile, India announced the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Australia.
For First two ODIs vs Australia: KL Rahul (Captain and wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
For third and final ODI vs Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel (subject to fitness), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
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