New Delhi: Former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has given important advice to Team India regarding the World Test Championship. India and New Zealand will meet in Southampton from 18 to 22 June in the final of the World Test Championship. The Indian team has reached England for this World Cup of Test cricket.
Ajit Agarkar’s advice to Team India
Ajit Agarkar has said that the Indian team should start their fast bowling attack against New Zealand with their three main fast bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. Agarkar said in a TV show, ‘Shami and Bumrah are the number one bowlers in the bowling line-up of the Indian Test team. These three fast bowlers will definitely play and if there is a seaming wicket, you might see a fourth bowler playing as well.
He said, ‘The fast bowlers will play a very important role in this match and India have a tremendous attack in the world. According to me, this has been his strength for the last few years. Be it Bumrah or Shami who for me is the number one bowler in Team India’s Test line-up. Apart from this, there is also Ishant Sharma, all these are very tremendous bowlers.
Fast bowlers will get help on England pitches
Agarkar, 43, said that in June in England, fast bowlers are expected to get help from the pitch.
Ajit Agarkar said, ‘We still do not know how the conditions are going to be, but in England the Duke ball helps the fast bowlers. You cannot imagine that the pitch will be dry in the middle of June. You cannot imagine that the pitch will be very dry in the middle of June.
However, Virat Kohli would like to include Mohammad Siraj in the team. Siraj has done brilliantly in the last few days.
The fight will start from June 18
The World Test Championship final against New Zealand will be played in Southampton on June 18 while the series against England will start in Nottingham from August 4. The second Test will be played at Lord’s from 12 to 16 August, the third at Leeds from 25 to 29 August, the fourth at The Oval from 2 to 6 September and the fifth at Manchester from 10 to 14 September.