After conquering the Melbourne Take a look at, Ajinkya Rahane & Co. gear up for the third Take a look at in opposition to Australia that begins on Thursday on the Sydney Cricket Floor. Whereas the gamers are sweating it out that the nets to take care of their victory run, the workforce administration are set to face one other choice conundrum after the exit of Umesh Yadav.
The left-arm pacer picked up a calf damage in the course of the second innings of the Boxing Day Take a look at and was later, dominated out of the rest of the collection. Whereas the BCCI has already named T Natarajan as Yadav’s alternative, Shardul Thakur and Navdeep Saini are different two in rivalry.
In the meantime, former Indian cricketers Pragyan Ojha and Deep Dasgupta have backed the number of Thakur, suggesting that the Mumbai bowler can again Bumrah and Siraj together with his swinging capabilities.
“It’s a really clear alternative. Shardul Thakur, who can swing the ball. His energy his swinging the ball, we’d like somebody who can swing the ball. We now have somebody who can bowl quick, that’s Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah. They’ll transfer the ball off the wicket, they’re fast. However if you need somebody who can swing the ball then you possibly can go for Shardul Thakur,” Ojha advised Sports activities In the present day.
“And if you need somebody who can bowl fast and hit the deck, you’ve acquired Navdeep Saini. So, this a luxurious for you [Team India], at this level additionally when you will have so many accidents. It’s as much as the workforce administration what they need,” Ojha added.
Dasgupta echoed Ojha’s ideas and stated that Thakur could possibly be a bonus for India given the situations in Sydney.
“I agree with Pragyan, as a result of each of them [Saini and Shardul] are very totally different form of bowlers. Whereas Shardul is a swing bowler, Navdeep Saini is hit the deck form of bowler. We have already got Siraj and Bumrah like that, I don’t thoughts taking a look at Shardul Thakur,” Dasgupta advised Sports activities In the present day.
“Any person who can swing the ball 3 days, there will likely be overcast in Sydney. There’s a forecast of storms. I gained’t thoughts having somebody like a Shardul Thakur,” he added.