Indian Cricket Team are all set to lock horns against Australia in the high-octane clash in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC 2021-23) final. India’s batting sensation Shubman Gill is in the form of his life. Shubman Gill recently attained a massive feat by smashing tons in all the 3 formats of the game.
India’s trio of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane would be back in the match. Rahane last played a Test match in January 2022 against South Africa. Rahane has shown that he can play attacking brand of cricket in IPL 2023 but that could be risky in the crunch match.
ICC World Test Championship Final | Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips | Cricket Match Prediction Today | Cricket News | Cricket Live Score | Asia Cup 2023 | ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 | IND vs AFG 2023 | IND vs WI 2023
Head coach Rahul Dravid has a massive conundrum as to whether to back KS Bharat, the wicket-keeper batter, or the dynamic left-handed batter Ishan Kishan. Ishan Kishan can play an attacking brand of cricket and has got similar traits to Rishabh Pant.
Shubman Gill will be susceptible to nicking off behind the wicket- Greg Chappell
Greg Chappell was having an interaction on the ‘Backstage with Boria’ show. Greg Chappell said that Shubman Gill will find it difficult to score runs against the extra pace and pointed out that the batter is quite susceptible to nicking off behind the wicket.
“I don’t wanna go into too much detail but I’m sure the Australians must have seen a couple of things that I have seen. There are little things that Shubman does a few things early in his innings that make him vulnerable to that length around off stump and if the ball bounces a little bit extra” said Greg Chappell.
“Shubman Gill will be susceptible to nicking off behind the wicket. Shubman Gill is a very good player. If they don’t bowl, he will punish them. Gill has been to England before,” he stated.
“Shubman Gill will struggle like anyone in English conditions if the Australians bowl well. The bowlers who will trouble him most are the ones who get that extra pace like Mitchell Starc. That can worry anyone,” he added.
If Josh Hazlewood is fit then he can be a problem for Shubman Gill- Greg Chappell
Greg Chappell stated that Josh Hazlewood can get the price wicket of Shubman Gill and if he doesn’t play then Scott Boland can get his wicket by bowling a good length. Greg Chappell gave credit to Rahul Dravid for developing Shubman Gill as Dravid was the head of NCA.
“The extra pace gets good players out. The extra bit of bounce also gets good players out and I think if Hazlewood is fit to play then he can be a problem for Shubman,” said Greg Chappell.
“If Hazlewood doesn’t play then Boland will most likely play and he’s another bowler who can trouble anyone. He bowls a good line. He knows what a good length can be in English conditions,” he added.
“I’ve seen a little bit of Shubman Gill. I’ve watched him live in Australia and of course on television. He looks a good player. The one thing that India have done well than other teams in the world is with developing their players,” he stated.
They have played a lot of cricket. They have sent them overseas. Rahul Dravid has overseen stuff from the NCA. That has prepared them well for international cricket. Gill has played international cricket, has scored runs, He has played a lot of first-class cricket. So for a 22-year-old, he is an experienced cricketer,” he added.