Former India coach Gagan Hoda is not convinced he is young Shubman Gil is the right person for the work of the opener and feels it Mayank Agarwal was to receive the role in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand in Southampton.
India lost to New Zealand with eight wickets, and Gil opened with Rohit Sharma, marking 28 and 8 tracks, respectively.
“It shouldn’t have been like that. Schubman Gill isn’t opening. He’s like VVS Laxman; he has to fight in the middle row. India had to pick Mayank Agarwal, who only had two bad test matches. Even Prithvi Shaw The door was shown just after a failure in Australia, “Khoda, a prolific runner-up for Rajasthan in home cricket, told Sportskeeda on Friday.
Khoda also thought a specialist batsman or station wagon with a bowling alley might be a better choice in the WTC final, playing XI before Ravindra Jadea.
“India could take an extra batsman or a fast bowler to fight. Someone like Shardul Thakur could do the trick,” Hoda said.
India skipper Virat Kohli too said after the loss that India missed multi-color bowling in game XI.
“For that you have to have universal bowling for everyone. We succeeded with this combination in different conditions. We thought it was our best combination, we also had a watt depth and if there was more time to play, the spinners would also enter the game. better, ”Collie had said.