India have moved on from their humiliating defeat against England in the rescheduled Test. However, Saurashtra head coach is still worried about the Test side and wants three players to make way for in-form stars.
The one-off Test against England exposed India’s weak spots. A few inconsistent players failed to prove why they deserve a guaranteed spot on the Test side.
Meanwhile, Karsan Ghavri, the former India player and Saurashtra coach, feels that Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, and Hanuma Vihari are the ones who failed to repay the faith shown in them. As per Ghavri, it’s time for India to look beyond them.
“I think it’s time we looked beyond Hanuma Vihari and Shardul Thakur. Shubman Gill is a good prospect, but where is his consistency?” Ghavri told Sportskeeda.
He further named Sarfaraz Khan and Suryakumar Yadav as their replacements. SKY has established himself as one of the key players on the limited-overs side. He is knocking on the door to get into the Test side as well, reckons Ghavri.
Suryakumar was added to India’s red-ball squad as a backup last year but didn’t get the opportunity to play. On the other hand, Sarfaraz Khan has banged the door down after a scintillating performance in the Ranji. He was the leading run-scorer in this Ranji term and helped Mumbai reach the final.
Sarfaraz Khan and Suryakumar Yadav need to be drafted into the Test team as soon as possible. They are the future stars of Indian cricket. Our next Test series is against Bangladesh in November. Don’t think they are pushovers. We have to play against them with our best resources,”