Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Indian will take on formidable Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final at the Oval in England between June 7-11. They had conceded a defeat to New Zealand in the first-ever final in 2021.

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri – who was at the helm during the WTC final against New Zealand – has given an interesting suggestion about the combination on the side’s bowling lineup.

As per the former India all-rounder, the team management could be inclined on playing two spinners in absence of star pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

“India did very well in England last time because they had Bumrah, Shami, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj. But then if the quality is not good in your fast-bowling attack. If you think the guys are older, they are not as quick as they used to be, and the form is a little doubtful, then you play that second spinner because Ashwin is quality, as is Jadeja,” said Shastri.

“If the track is hard and dry, you would want two spinners to play for sure. I think it goes a lot with the weather in England. I believe its sunny now at the moment, but you know, English weather, how it can change in the month of June. So there is a very good chance India will go with two spinners, two fast bowlers and an all-rounder. That will be the combination. And then there will be five batsmen and the wicket-keeper, so six batsmen,” he added.