Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has fired a warning to Crew India forward of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. The Males in Blue are driving excessive on confidence in the meanwhile after successful the Asia Cup.
The Rohit Sharma-led facet got here up with plenty of gorgeous performances to energy India to a record-extending eighth Asia Cup title. Within the ultimate, they blew Sri Lanka away in Colombo, successful the sport by 10 wickets. With Mohammed Siraj taking 6 wickets for simply 21 runs, India bowled out Sri Lanka for a paltry complete of fifty runs and chased it down in simply 6.1 overs.
Earlier than the ultimate, India had defeated Nepal by 10 wickets. Within the Tremendous 4 stage, they registered a report 228-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan. The Asia Cup champions adopted it up with a formidable 41-run win over Sri Lanka whereas defending a modest complete of 213 runs. India did lose towards Bangladesh by 6 runs however that they had rested six key gamers for the match.
Gautam Gambhir’s warning for Crew India:
Whereas India seemed in good type on the Asia Cup, Gautam Gambhir has identified one weak spot for the group forward of the World Cup. The World Cup winner has mentioned that the hosts may land in hassle if Ravindra Jadeja’s poor shows with the bat proceed within the World Cup.
“We all know he (Jadeja) can bowl 10 overs on any given day on any floor. He’s an incredible fielder however he should contribute higher as a batter at No. 7 since you can not go in with simply six batters.
“If Ishan Kishan performs at No. 5, there are query marks there as nicely. So Ravindra Jadeja should win matches with batting since you might need a scenario the place you want 80 or 90 runs in 10 overs and the No. 6 and No. 7 batters is perhaps taking part in collectively,” famous Gautam Gambhir throughout a dialogue on Star Sports activities.
Within the Asia Cup, Ravindra Jadeja batted in 3 video games and managed to attain solely 25 runs. The spin-bowling allrounder has not scored a fifty in ODIs since 2020. Within the ongoing yr, Ravindra Jadeja has managed to attain solely 138 runs in 11 video games at a poor strike-rate of 56. In 9 innings, he has managed to cross the 20-run mark simply as soon as.