Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer Credits: Twitter

Former Indian opening batter Wasim Jaffer has urged Indian batters for a better batting performance in the fourth and final test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Indian batters had a poor outing in the third test having failed to score runs in both innings and will look to make come back in the final test and help India qualify for World Test Championship Finals.

Wasim Jaffer Speaking on ESPN Cricinfo’s Timeout believes Team India will make a comeback in the series, and stressed India needs to improve on their batting and the top order batters should contribute with the bat and added that they should score runs over 300 which will help the bowlers to perform better.

I think India will make a better comeback. It’s a good wake-up call. They must improve on their batting, especially the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill as they are due for runs. The top five should help the Indian bowlers with runs. If they score 300-400 runs, their bowlers become a lot better. Virat Kohli is due for runs big-time and I expect him to return to his old form and hopefully, India wins the Test match,” Jaffer said.

Indian Middle Order Batter's
Indian Middle Order Batter’s Credits: Twitter

Australian skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat in first, on the pitch which looks like a good batting track among other pitches of this series. Australia is going unchanged into the contest and will look to put a big score on board for Australia. On the other hand, India has brought back Mohammad Shami in place of Mohammed Siraj and India will look to win the fourth Test in Ahmedabad at any cost to confirm their place in the WTC finals.

India Messed Up Tactically – Wasim Jaffer Points out India’s Error In The Third Test

Wasim Jaffer was quite surprised by Rohit Sharma’s tactics in the third test. Speaking in ESPN Cricinfo, Jaffer said that Axar Patel was very impressive for India in the second test, and he was surprised that Axar was not sent ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin and KS Bharat in the batting lineup. Axar Patel remained unbeaten in both innings and run out of partners in both innings.

“I was surprised and disappointed as Axar Patel’s contribution was critical to India’s win in Delhi. Axar Patel has looked the most comfortable of all Indian batters and he was also unbeaten in the previous Test. He batted at number nine in the second innings and ran out of partners. Hence, India messed up tactically as they sent KS Bharat and Ashwin ahead of Axar,”  Jaffer added.

A win in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad will seal the series for India and set up a World Test Championship final clash against Australia at The Oval in June.