Saba Karim warns Team India after their hard-fought victory over Bangladesh. India won the series 2-0 after defeating Bangladesh by three wickets in the second Test match in Mirpur.
At the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur, Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer came to the rescue, helping Team India win the series 2-0. Former India selector Saba Karim advised the team to prepare for the difficulties that await them next year.
Team India is competing for a position in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) finals in 2021-23. Saba Karim noted that the tight victory against Bangladesh was a “wake-up call” for the team, and that they must be prepared for the upcoming red-ball series against Australia.
“This is a wake-up call for Team India. It is critical that the faults in this Test match are addressed. We will play Tests against Australia. Discussed qualifying for the World Test Championship. We also win the WTC. “Don’t make the same mistakes,” Karim told India Today.
“Team India hitters are unable to predict the length of the spinners. In our defense, we are hesitant. “The hitters need to improve their batting against spinners,” Karim moreover remarked.
If you are complacent, Australia will not give you a chance: Saba Karim
In February-March 2023, India will face Australia in a four-match red-ball series at home. Both teams are vying for a position in the ICC WTC finals in 2021-23. The former wicketkeeper-batsman also remark that the Australians will give a difficult test and that India must not be ‘complacent’ with their opponents.
“There is opportunity for growth. How you handled Mehidy Hasan, losing seven wickets in quick succession. If you are complacent, Australia will not give you a chance. No stone should be left unturned. ” Moreover, We can push them and win the important series at home. ” Karim said.
Following their emphatic win over South Africa in the first Test match at the Gabba. Australia now leads the WTC points table. India, on the other side, swept Bangladesh in a 2-0 series whitewash to move into second place in the rankings.