India vs Australia WTC Final 2023: Battle For The Best In Test
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
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.
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
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Key Players to Watch
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Key Players Against Each Other/ Head-to-Head Performers
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
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
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
Dream 11 Team
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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