Going into the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, one of the biggest headaches for the Indian team will be picking the perfect bowling unit. India has a lot of options at their disposal especially the seamers. In the recent past, all the bowlers whether seamers or spinner have done exceedingly well for the Indian team.
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg made his choice for India’s bowling unit as he picked a combination of four bowlers and one spinner. Along with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah, Hogg picked Mohammed Siraj. Coming to the spin attack, Hogg chose Ravindra Jadeja over Ravi Ashwin as Jadeja can give an extra batting option to the Indian team.
“The balance of the bowling attack for India that I would see playing in this World Test Championship final will be in overcast conditions, that’s the weather report. I would have four quicks and one spinner. I would go with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj instead of Shardul Thakur.
“I would have Ravindra Jadeja as the fifth bowling option because you need that extra batting on that day in the Indian batting line-up,” Brad Hogg claimed in a video uploaded on his Youtube channel.
Further, the Australian veteran also opened up on the reason behind picking Siraj. The spin veteran reckoned that Siraj should be rewarded for his brilliant performance during the four-match Test series against Australia.
“I just think Siraj has got a better engine. Plus Siraj has led the Indian attack when the big boys weren’t there, and I think he has to be rewarded,” Brad Hogg explained.