Sunil Gavaskar advices Rohit Sharma to replace KS Bharat with this veteran wicket-keeper for WTC Finals

On Day 5 of the India vs. Australia fourth Test in Ahmedabad, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in a nail-biting last-ball thriller during lunchtime. The outcome had a surprising impact. Regardless of the outcome in Ahmedabad, it eliminated Sri Lanka from contention and advanced India to the World Test Championship championship game. After the final Test ended in a draw, India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. It didn’t take long for the attention to turn to the World Tennis Championship final, which will be played on June 7 against Australia at the Oval in England.

KS Bharat’s performance with the bat fell short of expectations, and his fielding in front of a turning ball also lacked assurance. The pitch in the WTC final is not likely to favor spinners, but this will shift attention back to Bharat’s batting.


Due solely to his batting prowess, veteran Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar thinks KL Rahul should be selected as the WTC final’s keeper-batter.

“You can see KL Rahul as a wicketkeeper. If he bats at No.5 or 6 in at the Oval (in the WTC final) then our batting will be stronger. Because he batted really well in England last year. He scored a century at the Lord’s. Keep KL Rahul in mind when you pick your XI for the WTC final,” Gavaskar told Sports Tak.