Harsha Bhogle picks India’s playing XI for the World Test Championship Final against Australia
Veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle recently picked India’s playing XI for their World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia. Significantly, Bhogle opined that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj are the definite picks.
India will compete with the No. 1 ranked side, Australia, in the WTC final at The Kennington Oval in London from June 7 to 11. While players of both teams are busy preparing for the marquee clash, former cricketers and popular commentators have been revealing their best XI for both the finalists.
For the no. 8 and 9 slots, Bhogle said he would pick Ravichandran Ashwin or Shardul Thakur at 8 depending on the conditions and between Umesh Yadav or Jaydev Unadkat for the ninth position.
“I think 9 players pick themselves for India. Rohit, Gill, Pujara, Virat, Rahane, Jadeja, Bharat, Shami, Siraj. Depending on conditions/instinct/form, no 8 could be Ashwin (my choice) o