The Indians are taking the mitchell starc threat very seriously and if one goes by their second training session at The Oval ahead of the World Test Championship final, they are yet to decide between Ishan Kishan and KS India as their wicket-keeping choice. Australia trained in the morning in cold and overcast conditions, but the Indians brought sunshine to The Oval when they turned up in the afternoon session. Though it was an optional session, the majority of the members showed up barring Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj and reserve player Suryakumar Yadav,
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Squad member Jaydev Undakat, net bowler Aniket Choudhary and a local pacer gave the batters plenty of practice with their left-arm bowling.
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Virat Kohli hit some balls against spinners before moving to the adjacent net to face Shami and Unadkat. After that he got some crucial catching practice in the slips alongside Rahane and Gill.
India needed to decide between two spinners or a fourth pace option and one could not come to a conclusion two days before the game. Ravindra Jadeja Had a bowl while Ashwin only came out to bat.
Another tough choice they need to make is in the wicket-keeping department.
Both Bharat and Kishan did their wicket-keeping drills before moving to the batting nets.
The experts are divided in their choice with many backing Kishan for his better batting abilities. India is being pushed as a superior wicket-keeping option. One will have to wait till the final practice session to arrive at a conclusion about the playing eleven.
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