Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has picked his XI for the Rohit Sharma-led facet forward of the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) towards Australia, ranging from June 7 on the Oval in London. Shastri, who coached India to the WTC Last in 2021, picked Ajinkya Rahane in his possible XI, whereas additionally admitting that Jasprit Bumrah’s absence will harm India’s probabilities within the sport. Rahane has seemed in nice contact within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season, and was recalled to the facet after an damage to Shreyas Iyer.
“The way he’s timed the ball, the way he’s looking at T20 from a different perspective. He’s not looking at the number of runs, he’s looking at the number of balls he’s playing as against that. What is the strike rate with those numbers of balls he’s played, which is good and which augurs well,” Shastri said on the ICC Review.
Whereas highlighting his performances within the home circuit, in addition to the IPL, Shastri recommended that Rahane has earned his place within the group.
“It just goes to show (what happens) when you go through the grind; you go back to domestic cricket. He’s earned his place in that World Test Championship side,” he added.
Shastri added that whereas Bumrah’s damage is a large setback for India, he has full religion within the gamers chosen for the ultimate.
“India did very well in England last time round because you had Bumrah, you had Shami, you had Shardul Thakur, and you had Mohammed Siraj,” he added.
Ravi Shastri’s predicted India XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (wk), Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
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