Dinesh Karthik thinks India’s chances of reaching the final of the World Test Championship are slim, although they are second with 99 out of 168 and 58.93 per cent overall. “I think it is going to be a hard one. I really think it is going to be an uphill task for India. To win three out of four Tests is never easy, That would mean playing to our strengths and assuming that Australia’s weakness against spin will come through.” Dinesh said on Cricbuzz.
“But we have also not played off spin very well so it is a catch 22 situation for India,” he added.
India’s grip on WTC finals qualification had tightened, especially after they avoided defeat in Mirpur and how they Saw Australia beat the team South Africa, On February to march team India still have one more series remaining with Australia. . If they win all four matches or win 3-0 or even 3-1, India will reach the WTC finals for the second time in a row. Australia topped the WTC leaderboard with 132 out of 168 points and an overall score of 78.57%.
A threat to Dinesh Karthik
Karthik thinks that Nathan Lyon a Australian spinner is a big threat to team India. “They have to find a way to tackle off spin. Good thing is that Australia have just one spinner that they bank on. Whoever is the second spinner, whether it be Ashton Agar or Adam Zampa can be targetted.”
“For the moment, we should bank on the fact that we have three quality spinners who on turning tracks will be a handful to deal with. On a turning track, I would bank on Axar Patel lot more because of his height and natural variations he has got. But the Indian batters have to step up,” he added.