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Former Australian cricketer and coach, Greg Chappell has stated that he does not consider India’s bowling attack to be any less than Australia’s ahead of the ICC World Test Championship Final.
India will be without the services of Jasprit Bumrah for the match from 7-11 June.
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In anticipation of the World Test Championship final between India and Australia at the Oval from June 7–11, Greg Chappell believes that India’s bowling assault is comparable to that of Australia.
As the primary quick bowlers to choose from are Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Jaydev Unadkat, India will be without the assistance of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for the match. Once more, the match’s primary spinners to use are R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Chappell claimed on the Backstage with Boria show on Revsportz, as reported by NDTV, that he does not believe the Indian bowling attack is any weaker than the Australian one.
“I don’t think the Indian bowling attack is any less to Australia. Shami is a very good bowler and Siraj has been in a very good rhythm in the IPL. They will pose as much difficulty for the Australians as the Australians will for the Indians” Greg Chappell said.
“I think India should go in with two spinners”- Greg Chappell
Former coach Greg Chappell also recommended India enter the match with both Ashwin and Jadeja. Jadeja will hold one end up, according to Chappell, and his batting will also help India. According to Chappell, Ashwin will have a minor mental advantage over the Aussies due to his performance in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year.
“If you ask me I think India should go in with two spinners. Ashwin and Jadeja have both been fantastic for India and you need to go in with your best bowlers. And even if Jadeja doesn’t pick too many wickets, he will not leak runs and hold one end up. That will give the fast bowlers the breather they need. And Jadeja’s batting has been fantastic at the Test level in the last few years. Coming to Ashwin, he is one of the best of this generation. He thinks deep and that stands him apart” Greg Chappell said.
“With Starc bowling from over the wicket, Ashwin will also have the footmarks to use from day 3 onwards. Also, he has a slight mental edge over the Australians from the last Border Gavaskar Trophy. And when you add his batting at number 8, he is a key player for India and I think they should play both spinners for the simple reason that they are both quality players with plenty of experience,” Greg Chappell added.
The ICC World Test Championship final will be held from June 07 to June 11 at the Oval in London.