ICC WTC Final: The second edition of the World Test Championship has reached the business end. After two years of exciting Test cricket, we have got the finalists of the tournament. India and Australia will lock horns with each other in the summit clash in June this year. The final will take place in The Oval, England from 7th to 11th June. The Indian Team has played some exceptional brand of cricket but they will be without a few key players for the game.
ICC WTC Final: “I have noticed faults in the system,” Mohammad Kaif slams NCA
ICC WTC Final: India will be without the services of Jasprit Bumrah for the World Test Championship Final. Then pacer suffered a back injury and has been out of cricketing action since September 2022. He was named in India’s squad for the series against Sri Lanka early this year but he yet again felt discomfort and was again ruled out.
His absence will leave a massive void in the Indian side as it’s fair to say that did in English conditions he has proved himself a vital cog. The other Indian pacers on the other hand have been asked by BCCI to practice with the red ball during the IPL as there will be less time to practice.
BCCI recently confirmed that Jasprit Bumrah underwent surgery in New Zealand and will be heading to NCA for rehabilitation. The NCA has been under a scanner for a while as various Indian players, who return from injury have suffered more injuries and have been out of action for while.
Mohammad Kaif pointed out the faults in the system, saying that NCA trainers, physios and VVS Laxman should take care of the situation and shouldn’t take things lightly. Speaking to Sportskeeda, he said:
“I have noticed faults in the system. Players have gotten picked in the squad, and then pulled out before the match citing they weren’t fully fit. This happened to Bumrah recently and even Mohammad Shami has done this a couple of times.”
“So the NCA trainers, physios, VVS Laxman and his team have to take care of these situations. Because it is unfair on the fans of cricket who are expecting Bumrah to play the next day. I feel this is a very serious matter and the management shouldn’t take it lightly.”
ICC WTC Final: “Players should be tested properly before being declared fit,” says Mohammad Kaif
ICC WTC Final: Mohammad Kaif further went on to say that there shouldn’t be any grey area left and players should be tested before being declared fit. He added further.
“There should be transparency and players should be tested properly before being declared fit. There shouldn’t be any grey area left; a player is either fit or more 10-20 days will be needed. As a Bumrah fan, I want to know what injury he has, what is his recovery time, etc. So they should address this transparency bit and put forth the exact matter.”
Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer has also been ruled out of the ICC WTC Final. The batter too has suffered a back injury and has been out of action since Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He will undergo surgery soon.
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