Sunil Gavaskar WTC Finals: Sunil Gavaskar wants KL Rahul to be picked as the wicketkeeper-batter for India’s World Test Championship final against Australia. The WTC Finals will start on June 11 at the Oval.
After the last Test finished in a draw, India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. Soon after, cricket fans started talking about the WTC final, which will take place in England.
The absence of India’s key players, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant will be one of their biggest concerns. Both have been out with injuries for a long time, they won’t be able to return to cricket anytime soon.
In the four-match test series against Australia, KS Bharat failed to impress with the bat. Sunil Gavaskar wants KL Rahul to play in the finals solely due to his batting ability and record in SENA countries.
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India reaches WTC Finals, retains Border-Gavaskar Trophy
India advanced to the World Test Championship finals as New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka on the last ball earlier in the day. Australia and India will meet once more in the highly anticipated game.
It will be India’s second WTC final in a row, having lost the first one against New Zealand in 2021. Rohit Sharma and his teammates would like to win the tournament and have their names etched in history.
“It was fantastic right from the word go,” India captain Rohit Sharma said about the series at the presentation ceremony. “In all the Test matches that we played, there was something in it for everyone.”
After the first two Tests of the Australia series, KL Rahul was relieved of his vice-captaincy and dropped from the Squad. In his last ten Test innings, he has failed to score more than 30 runs. However, Sunil Gavaskar would like him to play at the Oval.
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Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden dance to ‘Naatu Naatu.’
The 95th Academy Awards were notable for Indians. ‘Naatu Naatu,’ a song from SS Rajamouli’s film RRR, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The nation is celebrating RRR’s victory. Former cricketers and legends Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden were seen dancing to the Oscar-winning hit after India won the series on Monday, March 13.
Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the BGT, shared a video of Sunil Gavaskar and Hayden’s dance performance. The former Australian cricketer can be seen in the video having Gujarati snacks with his fellow commentators.
The team coached by Rahul Dravid will now face Australia in the World Test Championship final. Meanwhile, the two teams will face off in a three-match One-Day International series beginning on March 17.
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