Gavaskar: “He has an opportunity to prove,” his role in the World Test Championship final will be “crucial”
After participating in the two-month IPL at home, India’s biggest obstacle will be to quickly adapt to the English conditions.
The WTC Final between India and Australia
The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and Australia will take place at The Oval on June 7 after the IPL 2023 has concluded. India has qualified for the Test Championship final a second time, and they now have an outstanding chance to break their trophy drought at multi-team ICC events.
India’s biggest challenge will be to quickly settle into the English conditions
Sunil Gavaskar, a batting legend, also made the point that India’s biggest challenge will be to quickly settle into the English conditions following their demanding two-month-long participation in the Indian Premier League at home.
Except for Cheteshwar Pujara, every member of the India squad was involved in IPL
Except for Cheteshwar Pujara, who played County cricket during the summers in England, every other member of the 16-man squad and the standby players were involved in the IPL. The majority of the team, however, is in good shape, which is good news for them as they plan to keep up their progress in England.
Ajinkya Rahane makes his return to the test after a lengthy gap
Ajinkya Rahane, who has been called up to the squad after a lengthy absence of 15 months, will also make his return in the test during the game. Rahane, a former vice-captain who was cut from the team, has led Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy ever since and was also a member of the IPL 2023 winning team.
Rahane is an essential component of India’s batting lineup: Gavaskar
Gavaskar believes that Rahane is an essential component of India’s batting lineup in light of the effort and performance he has shown in the domestic circuit. In addition, he anticipates a strong performance from the right-handed batter because “he has a point to prove” after being let go of by the team.
Gavaskar thinks Ajinkya Rahane is an expert with a point to make and has experience. He performed admirably in both the IPL in 2023 and the 2022–23 Ranji Trophy, scoring 326 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 172.48 and 634 runs in 11 innings at an average of 57.63. He has a fantastic opportunity to reclaim his spot on the Indian team.