Taking 20 wickets is just not straightforward: India getting ready turning pitches attributable to absence of Bumrah, feels Sunil Gavaskar2 min read
India vs Australia: Hosts India ready rank turners as a result of lack of Jasprit Bumrah feels the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. The former India captain explains the explanations behind India’s choices.
Indore,UPDATED: Mar 3, 2023 23:09 IST
India won’t be able to take 20 wickets with out producing turning tracks, feels Gavaskar. (AP Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: Legendary Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar has mentioned that India are making turning pitches in order that their bowlers will be capable to take 20 wickets in a take a look at match. Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar mentioned that India may need made extra sporting wickets if Jasprit Bumrah was accessible to steer the Indian bowling assault.
India misplaced the third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Indore by 9 wickets on a pitch that turned sq. from the morning session of Day 1. India had been bundled out for 109 runs within the first innings on the Holkar Stadium and performed catch up ever since. The hosts posted a goal of 76 runs within the closing innings, which Australia had been in a position to chase down with ease, courtesy of Travis Head’s 49*.
“Taking 20 wickets is not going to be easy in India. On a lot of Indian pitches, without your ace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and a slightly inexperienced Mohammed Siraj, I don’t think that bowling attack is such (strong). But with a little bit of help from a dry pitch, India can probably take 20 wickets. I think that is the thinking behind preparing such pitches,” Gavaskar mentioned on India Today.
The former India captain mentioned that the hosts didn’t have possibility however to play to their bowling energy in order that they might qualify for the World Test Championship Final.
“For India to reach the World Test Championship Final, they did not have any other options (than producing turning tracks). If you would have had a strong attack, maybe you could have done something different but your strength is your spinners and therefore I think these pitches are being made. You do not want a flat pitch where the batters go out and dominate. These pitches are testing the temperament of the batters,” Gavaskar defined.
Asked about who was the most effective batter of spin he had ever seen, Gavaskar named VVS Laxman and pointed at his iconic innings at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
“VVS Laxman is the best player of spin I have ever seen. VVS in Eden 2001, and Mumbai 2004/05 showed spin batting of highest quality,” the legendary participant concluded.
Mar 3, 2023