India vs Australia WTC Final 2023: Battle For The Best In Test

Match Details

India vs Australia ICC World Test Championship

The much-anticipated clash between the top two teams in the points table of the World Test Championship will capture the attention of all cricket enthusiasts around the globe. The two rivals will lock horns at The Oval in London on June 7. India is already gutted since the Kiwis defeated them in the final of the WTC in 2021. Still, India would want to fancy their chances this time as they defeated Australia in the Border-Gavaskar trophy in 2023.

IND vs AUS WTC Final Match Preview

The oval staduim, India vs Australia venue

Team India

India entered the final after New Zealand pipped Sri Lanka in the two-test match series earlier this year. India has a solid and formidable batting lineup that is capable of handling any bowling attack. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and King Kohli can put serious pressure on the opposition. The return of Ajinkya Rahane is already a huge talking point and he further strengthens the batting. Though, there are some worries too due to the injuries. Umesh Yadav is in rehab, Jaydev Unadkat is doubtful and Ishan Kishan has replaced the injured KL Rahul. Yashasvi Jaiswal has replaced Ruturaj Gaikwad in the reserves as the latter is getting married.

Team Australia

India handed a defeat to Australia in the BG Trophy 2023 but that was on Indian soil. It would be a stiff challenge for India to take on the Kangaroos. The pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has passed the fitness test and joined the squad. Mitchell Marsh and Matt Renshaw have been pushed into their reserves. In 2022, Australia showed its dominance over West Indies and South Africa by defeating them 2-0 and 2-0 respectively and ultimately booked the ticket to the final of the World Test Championship 2023.

Head to Head Records

India vs Australia match preview
Total MatchesIND wonAUS wonNo Result (NR)

Key Players to Watch

We are taking recent forms of the players.

Team India

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowling Economy
Shubman Gill1589034.2
Virat Kohli1056235.1
Cheteshwar Pujara849341
Ravichandran Ashwin9442.7
R Jadeja7322.7

Team Australia

U Khawaja1078649.1
M Labuschagne1099170.7
N Lyon10462.6
M Starc7233

Key Players Against Each Other/ Head-to-Head Performers


Shubman Gill1589034.2
Virat Kohli1056235.1
Cheteshwar Pujara849341
Ravichandran Ashwin9442.7
R Jadeja7322.7
PlayerMatchesWicketsAverage5w haul
R Ashwin2211428.37
R Jadeja168518.85


M Labuschagne970847.213
S Smith1818876585
PlayerMatchesWicketsAverage5w haul
N Lyon2611632.49
J Hazlewood155126.94


Team India

Rohit Sharma (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadakt, Umesh Yadav.

Reserves: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav

Team Australia

Pat Cummins (c ), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Josh Inglis, Todd Murphy, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

Reserves: Mitch Marsh, Matt Renshaw

Probable Playing XI

India vs Australia cricket players


R Sharma (captain), S Gill, V Kohli, C Pujara, A Rahane, I Kishan (wk), A Patel, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, M Shami, M Siraj, 


U Khawaja, D Warner, M Labuschagne, S Smith, T Head, A Carey (wk), C Green, M Starc, P Cummings, N Lyon, T Murphy

IND vs AUS WTC Final Fantasy Predictions


  • Rohit Sharma, the captain, is in tremendous form this year averaging 40 with the bat. Though, he would want to convert these figures into bigger milestones.
  • Virat Kohli, the G.O.A.T of Indian cricket, is in sparkling form this year averaging around 50 with the bat. He would want to improve his batting in European conditions since he averages around 33.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara is doing well in County Cricket these days for Sussex. His solid defense techniques will be useful for the Indian side.
  • Ravi Ashwin was superb with the ball in the BG Trophy 2023 by picking up 25 wickets. He has a decent record of 18 wickets in 7 matches in European conditions. He would want to continue his brilliant form against the Australian batting line-up.
  • The superstar all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, also did well this year. He took 22 wickets with an average above 18. He did manage to contribute with the bat averaging 27. Expecting a winning performance under his belt.


  • Usman Khawaja, the experienced batsman, is in sensational form. He scored with an average above 75. Though, his numbers decline in European conditions since his average drops below 20. He would want to forget these numbers and continue with his current form.
  • Steve Smith, the G.O.A.T of test cricket, is unbelievable in European conditions. He exhibits an average of above 59 with 6 centuries. India would be looking to get his wicket early on.
  • Another batter Marnus Labuschagne is also doing wonders in these conditions. He also averages 50 with the bat including 4 half-centuries. However, he would want to convert these fifties into hundreds this time.
  • Josh Hazlewood, the pacer, who just joined the squad after an injury is the star bowler in these conditions. He took 60 wickets in 14 matches with a good average of 24. It will be interesting to see how he turns up after an injury.
  • Nathan Lyon, the off-spinner, has always been holding the fort of the spin department for a very long time. This year, he scalped 24 wickets in 5 matches with a fine average of 25.5. He would be looking to add more to his tally of wickets.
  • Pat Cummins, the captain, is in fine form with the ball, especially in European conditions. He took 29 wickets in 5 matches with an excellent average above 19. He has the ability to swing the bowl both ways and hence can put pressure on the Indian batting top order. 

Dream 11 Team

  • Wicketkeeper: A Carey
  • Batters: U Khawaja, S Gill, C Pujara, S Smith
  • All-Rounders: R Jadeja, C Green, R Ashwin
  • Bowlers: M Starc, N Lyon, M Shami
  • Captain: S Smith / N Lyon
  • Vice-captain: R Jadeja / C Pujara

Betting Tips

Both teams are in tremendous form and the match could go either way. But since India defeated Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023, they are favourites to win this match.


The cricketing world would be witnessing an epic clash and both sides would leave no stone unturned to get the job done. The two-year wait after the WTC Final 2021 would be over and people will be anticipating a nail-biting thrilling final. Both nations have been preparing hard and let’s just wait and watch as the excitement is built up all-time high.

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