Sarandeep Singh says “I am picking Umesh ahead of Shardul”

World test championship

The World Test Championship Final is goint to happen in The Ovals on June 7th. India and Australia are going to clash for the Champion title. Sarandeep Singh says he would prefer Umesh Yadav ahead of Shardul Thakur.

Sarandeep Singh on WTC Final

“I am picking Umesh ahead of Shardul because he has that extra pace and he can reverse the old ball, he can be very helpful on that Oval track,” Sarandeep was quoted as saying by NDTV

“All of India’s batters are in good form going into the one-off game and that bodes well for the team. I don’t see any concerns with regards to batting or bowling going into the final. All of them are in form. Yes, the conditions will be challenging in England as always and they will be shifting to Test mode from T20s,” he continued.

“The weather can change on a daily basis and India will have to adapt. Facing bowlers like Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood is a huge challenge but we have a world-class batting attack. Shubman is the only one who has not played a lot in England but he is in the form of his life and should do great things there,” Sarandeep Singh added.

“KS Bharat for sure. He is a proper Test match wicketkeeper and we saw that against Australia at home, he kept superbly. He has been around for a while and he should get the opportunity. Ishan is an opener. I am not saying he is not capable of playing Tests. He is one for the future but he opens in limited-overs cricket. Things will be different at number six. Yes, he goes hard from ball one, which can be counter productive in England, but Bharat can also bat well and play shots also,” Sarandeep reasoned.

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