WTC Final 2023: IND vs AUS, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Updates

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WTC Final 2023

The stage is set for an enthralling clash as India and Australia make strategies and finalise their lineups for the highly anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023. The two teams have been the most consistent and dominant in the longest format of the game, and have earned their spot in the summit clash after topping their respective groups.

Match Detail

    India vs Australia, WTC Final 2023

    Date & Time: Thursday, June 07, 3:00 PM IST

    Stadium: The Oval, London

TV: Star Sports and Disney Hotsar

The final will be played at The Oval, London, from June 7 to June 11, 2023. The venue is known for its flat pitch and high-scoring matches, but also offers some assistance to the seamers and spinners. The weather forecast for the five days is mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain on the third day.

Team Information

Both teams have a formidable batting lineup, with some of the best batsmen in the world. India will be led by Virat Kohli, who has scored 48.93 runs per innings in his Test career. He will be supported by Cheteshwar Pujara (43.88), Rohit Sharma (45.66), Ajinkya Rahane (38.52) and Ravindra Jadeja (35.91). India also have some young talent in Shubman Gill (34.23) who is coming off a sensational IPL season.

Australia will be led by Pat Cummins will be eager to leave with their name on the trophy. He will be supported by Marnus Labuschagne (57.52), David Warner (45.57), Travis Head (45.40) and Usman Khawaja (47.81). Australia also have some promising players in Cameron Green (37.64), Matt Renshaw (29.31) and Josh Inglis.

Both teams also have a strong bowling attack, with some of the best bowlers in the world. India will rely on their pace trio of Mohammad Shami (27.48 runs per wicket), Mohammed Siraj (31.29) and Umesh Yadav (30.54). They also have two world-class spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin (23.93) and Ravindra Jadeja(17.16), who can exploit the turn and bounce on offer.

Australia will rely on their pace quartet of Pat Cummins (21.50 runs per wicket), Mitchell Starc (27.52), Josh Hazlewood (25.83) and Scott Boland (13.42). They also have a lone spinner in Nathan Lyon (31.23), who can trouble the batsmen with his variations and experience.

Both teams have a balanced wicket-keeping option, with Alex Carey for Australia and KS Bharat for India. Both are capable of scoring runs and taking catches behind the stumps.

The two teams have a rich history of rivalry and have played some memorable matches in the past. The most recent series between them was in India in March 2023, where Australia won the three-match ODI series 2-1. However, India won the four-match Test series 2-1 in Australia in January 20221.

The final will be a test of skill, temperament and resilience for both teams, as they aim to lift the coveted trophy and become the champions of Test cricket.

IND vs AUS: Probable Playing XIs for WTC Final 2023

India: Rohit Sharma (C), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, 4. Virat Kohli, 5. Ajinkya Rahane, 6. Ishan Kishan (Wk), 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Axar Patel, 9. Shardul Thakur, 10. Mohammed Siraj, and 11. Mohammed Shami

Australia: Usman Khawaja, 2. David Warner, 3. Marnus Labuschagne, 4. Steve Smith, 5. Travis Head, 6. Cameron Green, 7. Alex Carey (Wk), 8. Mitchell Starc, 9. Pat Cummins (C), 10. Nathan Lyon, and 11. Scott Boland

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