Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar provided insight into the technical modifications Indian batsmen must make for the forthcoming World Test Championship final in an exclusive chat with Star Sports‘ “Follow the Blues.” As a contrast to the fast-paced T20 format and the more regulated bat speed needed for test cricket, Gavaskar emphasised the significance of bat speed management.
Gavaskar Advice Indian Batter to Play with Late Bat Swing
Gavaskar stressed the necessity of hitters playing as late as possible under English conditions in order to allow for swing and prevent the error of reaching out for the ball. Gavaskar also talked about the difficulties of playing in English circumstances, such as the cloudy weather and swing in the wind, which are factors that Indian, West Indian, and Sri Lankan players are unaccustomed with.
Pujara is Gavaskar’s Leading Man
He emphasised the invaluable knowledge Cheteshwar Pujara could provide to the group because to his experience playing at The Oval. Sunil Gavaskar, a former India captain, spoke exclusively to Star Sports on “Follow the Blues” about Cheteshwar Pujara adjusting to English conditions. He stated, “The fact that he has been around will mean that he will also have observed how the surface has been acting at The Oval. He might be in Sussex, not too distant from London, and may not have played at The Oval. Nevertheless, he will have kept an eye on what is going, and his advice will be important for the batting unit or perhaps the captaincy.