Former Pakistan player Danish Kaneria was not happy with the way India bowled in the final session of the fourth day at The Oval. Notably, they failed to take a wicket and now they have only the final day to dismiss them. He also slammed India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for his poor show.
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Kaneria said: “Virat Kohli and the bowlers need to sit down and have a really good plan for bowling on Day 5 and take wickets. England have a strong batting unit. India can only win the match if they bowl in the right areas because the wicket is really good for batting now, the ball is coming onto the bat, but they need to contain. This match is the decider of the series.”
However, India used four bowlers to play the final session on Day 4 where Shardul Thakur didn’t come into the attack. Ravindra Jadeja also bowled many overs but failed to provide the breakthrough as well. He also recalled how England have successfully chased a massive total in the past in 2019. Notably, Ben Stokes had scored a century there but this time, he has not been a part of the team as well.
Danish Kaneria added: “This is a huge target for England. India did not bowl in the right areas in the final session. It was too straight and on the legs. Too much wayward bowling, especially by Siraj. If India keep on leaking runs like this, then England won’t be far away from creating history. They have done it before against Australia.”
Meanwhile, he also suggested that Team India should give chances to young lads. And, he said that he wants to see Suryakumar Yadav or Prithvi Shaw who are in good form as well. He said: “I don’t know why Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari are not being given a chance in the playing XI. Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw were called up to the Indian team in England from Sri Lanka.”
Danish Kaneria further concluded, “Everyone has seen how Rahane is struggling. As for Suryakumar Yadav, he looks like someone who is capable of scoring runs in all conditions. He could have been given a chance according to me.”