After Sri Lanka’s defeat against the Kiwis in the first test match. India qualified for the WTC final for the second time. The NZ vs SL match was a last-ball thriller where Kane dived to win the match. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is also retained by the Indians. India won the series by 2-1. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were named as joint men of the series. Virat Kohli is the player of the match for his comeback ton in test cricket.
Dinesh Karthik on openers for WTC final
Bharat, who got the opportunity to debut in this series, has not impressed much with his keeping skills. He drops a catch in every inning. It needs the experience to keep for the spinners in India. DK has his words on KL taking up the role of the wicketkeeper.
“I will see how Rahul feels because KL is not somebody who enjoys keeping in Test cricket because it is a completely different ball game. But I will definitely keep that in the back of my mind. It is an option that is very, very usable if KL is up for wicketkeeping.”
He further added,
“I will definitely go with Shubman Gill, there’s no doubt about it. The man’s got a hundred in the last Test before the WTC final. You get the feeling that Shubman Gill is in for the long run. He is a long racehorse. He’s the one that you want to put your money on and say, ‘I want to see him in 2033 still there opening for India’.”
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