Sunil Gavaskar said the biggest challenge for the Indian players in the World Test Championship final will be to get out of the IPL T20 format.
Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels that the biggest challenge for the Indian players in the World Test Championship final (WTC Final) against Australia next week will be to get out of the IPL T20 format. The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, will play the WTC final at The Oval from June 7, with most of the players participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The IPL ended on Monday with Chennai Super Kings lifting a record-equalling fifth trophy. Gavaskar said on Star Sports on Tuesday, “The biggest test will be that everyone will come having played T20 format and Test cricket is a longer format. So I think it is going to be a big challenge.
Cheteshwar Pujara adapted to the longer format
Gavaskar also said that among all the Indian players, only experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has adapted to the longer format as he has been playing county cricket. “They (India) only have Cheteshwar Pujara, who has played in the English County Championship, so he would be the only player who was playing the longer format in these conditions,” he said. So it is going to be a big challenge for them. ,
What did Gavaskar say about Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane made a strong comeback in the IPL after a prolonged spell of poor form and helped Chennai Super Kings win the title in this IPL season. About him, Gavaskar said that the 34-year-old’s experience in English conditions would be beneficial for the team. He said, “He has a lot of experience of playing in England, he has scored a lot of runs in England. So yes, I think he will be a key player at number five. I also think he has to prove himself, I still think he has got a lot of cricket left in him and this will be a great opportunity for him. I am hoping that he will be able to take advantage of this opportunity with his experience and make his place in the Indian team again. ,