Yuvraj Singh’s preferred openers: Former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has recently stated who his preferred opening pair for India would be in the much anticipated ICC WTC Final versus New Zealand. Although, Mayank Agarwal Is considered as a specialist opener, Yuvraj Singh opted for Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as the ideal opening duo.
Shubman Gill was one of the finds of the Border Gavaskar Trophy as he played quite a few a solid knocks in Australia. In spite of his slump in form against England at home, the youngster does have the potential to impress yet again. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma does have ample experience and credit in the bank to score the big runs as well.
“Rohit Sharma is very experienced now in Test matches. He has almost 7 hundreds as an opener. But both Rohit and Shubman Gill have not opened in England ever,” Yuvraj Singh recently said.
“They know the challenge, the Dukes’ Ball swings early. They have to get used to the conditions quickly,” he added.
The World Cup winner also spoke about the importance of playing according to sessions in England.
“In England, it’s important to take it one session at a time. In the morning, the ball swings and seams, in the afternoon you can score runs, after Tea, it swings again. As a batsman, if you can adapt to these things, you can be successful,” Yuvraj quipped.
Yuvraj Singh seemed discontent with the idea of having just the one Test to determine the World Test Champions. He believes that having a best of three would be the way to go in the near future, and also talked about the disadvantage that Team India would have considering New Zealand will be warmed up after facing England in the two Tests.
“I feel in a situation like this, there should be a best of 3 Tests, because if you lose the first one then you can come back in the next two. India will have a slight disadvantage because New Zealand are already playing Test cricket in England,” he further added.
The IND vs NZ WTC Final will be contested at the Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton. The match is scheduled from June 18-22, and it starts at 3:00 pm (ist). The WTC Final 2021 will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network.