Batting used to be India’s strongest point over the years. However, of late, the Indian team showed fantastic results in the bowling department rather than in batting.
Especially, in the recently concluded England series, the bowlers did an exceptional job for India. Meanwhile, Ajit Agarkar also addresses the same issue.
Ajit Agarkar wants some changes in the batting department to come good on the upcoming overseas tours. Further, he spoke on the middle-order department and a long run for Rishabh Pant in Tests.
I am not convinced with Shikhar Dhawan – Ajit Agarkar
Agarkar quoted the team India should go with the settled unit in the Test format. He added he is not convinced with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order. Shikhar committed the similar mistakes despite tasting the bad results.
On the other hand, Agarkar believes KL Rahul got the talent in him, especially, after the brilliant knock on the final day of the series. Meanwhile, he wants to continue with Rishabh Pant by asking him to work on his wicketkeeping.
”India got decent batting lineup. They need to get their batting right to get the results to go in India’s way. KL Rahul’s 100 has given some sort of confidence that he can open the innings. But, I am not convinced with Shikhar Dhawan. We got Pujara, Rahane and Virat in the middle-order. We don’t know whether they are better players than that. If India figures out their batting problems, they can win the games,” Ajit Agarkar said.
”If you got batting right, there will be fewer chances to lose a game. Especially, with the bowling department doing well, the batting needs to be on the top. Rishabh Pant needs to get his wicketkeeping right,” Ajit Agarkar added while speaking to ESPN Cricinfo.
However, as Ajit Agarkar said, it needs Indian batsmen to pull their socks in the overseas.
Apart from Virat Kohli, none of the Indian batsmen showed the intent in the five-match series against England.