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Bharat performed well as wicketkeeper, but did not perform as well with the bat as expected. He was able to score only 101 runs on spin friendly pitches. Kishan, on the other hand, did not get a chance against Australia and was included in the Indian squad for the WTC after Rahul was injured during the IPL. Shastri indicated that the venue conditions of the WTC final would decide which wicket-keeper ultimately gets to play.
Shastri said, ‘Look, this is another kadha (verdict). Now if two spinners are playing, you would want Bharat to play. Though Bharat has played only four Tests, his home experience of 90 first-class matches in the longest format gives him the upper hand. Ishan, on the other hand, is yet to make his Test debut and has played 48 first-class matches. Ishan has achieved more with the bat than Bharat. He scored an ODI double century against Bangladesh in Chittagong late last year. India and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s experienced wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik feels that Bharath’s experience should make him an automatic choice for the WTC final.
Karthik said, ‘I think Bharat will be an easy choice because Ishan Kishan is going to make his debut and playing directly in the World Test Championship final will be more than expected. And the fact that KS Bharath probably has the upper hand by virtue of being the better wicketkeeper. So I think he will go with KS Bharath for the final.