Fans seek Shardul Thakur’s participation in India’s playing XI for the WTC final.

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The all-rounder has taken seven wickets in two Tests for his country. He also hit a match-winning 67-run knock against Australia earlier this year in Brisbane. Fans demand Shardul Thakur’s inclusion in India’s playing XI for WTC final.

Team India is preparing for the much-anticipated World Test Championship final, which will begin on June 18 in Southampton. All of the players had recently participated in an intra-squad simulation match prior to the contest. The BCCI did disclose some match details, revealing that Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja both struck half-centuries, while Rishabh Pant hammered an explosive tonne. Mohammed Siraj and Ishant Sharma stood out among the bowlers, with scores of 2/22 and 3/36, respectively. However, something happened at the end of the third day of the match that drew everyone’s attention.

Pant informs Shastri, “Nets mein chala gaya seedha.”

Rishabh Pant can be seen conversing with head coach Ravi Shastri at the end of the day’s play on Sunday in a video provided by the BCCI. The wicketkeeper motions to Shardul Thakur and informs the Indian coach that Thakur has gone for a net session. The cameras show the all-rounder suited up and heading in the opposite way for some batting practice.

Can Thakur compete in the WTC final versus New Zealand?

Shardul Thakur has taken his batting seriously in recent years, and his efforts were rewarded when he had a match-winning combination with Washington Sundar in Brisbane, where India won a remarkable triumph. In addition, the 29-year-old got 7 wickets in the match, and his all-around performance surprised everyone.

With Virat Kohli’s team preparing for the grand finale, some supporters feel Shardul Thakur should be included in the starting India’s playing XI. While some thought the all-rounder might be extremely useful with the ball in such cloudy circumstances, others thought his ability to contribute with both bat and ball may put him ahead of the competition.

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