New Delhi, Pretr. Team India is all set for the final match of the ICC World Test Championship and it is believed that in this final match against New Zealand, Shubman Gill can open the innings for Team India with Rohit Sharma. Now former New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson advised Team India and said that, with Rohit as an opener, not Shubman Gill but Mayank Agarwal should be fielded. Rohit and Shubman have been opening the Indian innings in Tests for quite some time now and Hesson also feels that this may hardly change but believes that Mayank Agarwal should also be considered.
Mayank Agarwal had scored the most runs for India in the two-Test series on the tour of New Zealand last year. He was one of the four batsmen to score a half-century for India. Talking to PTI, Hesson said that they will probably go with Rohit and Shubman but I think Mayank's name should be considered. He has faced their attack in New Zealand and has good experience playing Kiwi bowlers.
Talking about India's preparations ahead of the final, Hesson said a practice match is always useful but every ground is different. This is unique in the case of Southampton ground and so match practice will definitely benefit. He said that India has brought a big team and they can play matches only in the middle of the team, so I think it will make a lot of difference in the match. The match will be played with duke balls which provide more swing and movement but Hesson believes that the role of spinners will also be important as the match progresses, so India should keep Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI along with three fast bowlers. needed.