Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has showered praise on the current Indian team which is regarded as one of the best all-format teams of this generation. Notably, Recently India registered a win over England at the Home of cricket, Lord’s cricket ground, London. The Virat Kohli-led side defeated mighty England by a huge margin of 151 runs. Also, India is now leading the series by 1-0.
Meanwhile, Speaking to IVM Podcasts, Saba Karim said that Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and Mayank Agarwal have experience of playing multiple formats. Saba Karim believes that domestic cricket has helped cricketers a lot to gain experience ahead of playing international cricket for the country.
“Today, Pant, Mayank, and Rahul have experience in multiple formats which they gained from domestic level. This is the benefit which they are getting in performing at the international level. And this has also been the culture of Indian team led by aggression of Virat Kohli,” Saba Karim said
“Today we have more players than earlier who are talented”: Saba Karim
The former Indian wicketkeeper Saba Karim feels that India now has a big pool of talented cricketers. He opined that all the cricketers in India are full of self-belief and they can beat other nations in their own conditions.
“Today we have more players than earlier who are talented and all of them have the belief that they can beat other countries in their own conditions,” Saba Karim added
Further Saba Karim stated that if India makes playing XI of multi-format players no team in the world can compete with India. He also said the players who are performing well in white-ball cricket are getting the opportunity to play Test. Saba also feels that England is facing a lot of difficulties in the Test as they not giving chances to multi-format players. He feels that England should give chance to play Test to any players who does well in any format
“If we make playing XI of multi-format players, no other country can compete with us. Many countries today are reluctant to give chance to their white-ball players to play red ball. England needs to change their mindset. They need to give chances to players who are doing good in any format,” Saba Karim concluded.
Meanwhile, England will face off India in the third Test match which is scheduled to take place at Headingley, Leeds. The match will begin on Wednesday 25 August
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