The World Test Championship final will be played between India and Australia on 7th June 2023, at the Oval cricket ground in London England. It will start at 3:00 PM IST.
The two teams qualified for the final of the World Test Championship following the two-year period. With India's recent series victory on home ground against Australia, they sealed their spot in the finals. In the second instalment of the tournament, the match will be played in Oval, which is one of the most famous grounds in world cricket.
The pitch conditions on the Oval cricket ground will heavily dependent on the weather conditions in England on all five days of the match. If cloudy and gloomy the ball is likely to swing around more for the fast bowlers, so the batsmen will need to be tight in their technique for at least the first hour of the test match.
The Oval pitch is a beauty if the sun shines brighter and the skies are clear. Because generally in England, a sunny day favours the batter as the ball swings less making it easier for the batsmen to clearly judge the line and the length of the ball and respond with a better approach and strategy.
As far as the spinners go, they will not have much help from the pitch of the Oval cricket ground in England. They have to do the holding job, create pressure on the batsmen and help their fast bowlers to pick up wickets.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs AUS
Shubman Gill is the beauty of a player when he gets going. He plays the front foot punch beautifully well through the off side and also plays fantastic pull shot through square leg. His shot arm jab through the onside and the leg side are magical and he has played 15 test matches, scoring 890. runs, with a batting average of 34.23. and a strike rate of 57.64. in his International test career so far.
Rohit Sharma can play a beautiful wrist flick through the mid-wicket region and can also play the cut shot with extreme finesse through the offside. he hits the ball straight over the top mid-off and mid-on with the spin. He has played 49 test matches, scored 3379. runs, with a batting average of 45.66. and a strike rate of 55.94. in his International test career so far.
Cheteshwar Pujara can cut the ball gleefully well through deep mid-wicket and can drive the ball straight through mid-off with delectable ease. He uses his feet to flick the ball through the leg side against the spinners and can paddle sweep expertly well through the fine leg region. Cheteshwar can also play technically correct cover drives through the covers and has played 102 matches, scored 7154. runs, with a batting average of 43.88. and a strike rate of 44.31. in his International test career so far.
David Warner can play the back foot punch terrifically well through the off side and can also pull the ball in front of square leg and mid-wicket. He plays the sweep shot in front of deep mid-wicket and can play the ball well between the onside and the legside with the flick shot.Warner has played 103 International matches, scored 8158. runs, with a batting average of 45.57. and a strike rate of 71.03. in his International test career so far.
Usman Khawaja can play a classic looking square cut through mid-wicket and a fantastic cover drive through the covers. He can also play the sweep shot through deep square leg and is a good player of both front and back foot. He has played 60 test matches, scored 4495. runs, with a batting average of 47.81. and a strike rate of 50.49. in his International test career so far.
Marnus Labuschagne can play a terrific on drive through mid-off and mid-on. He plays a fantabulous cover drive through the off side and hits the reverse sweep mighty well through mid-wicket. His late cut through third-man against the spinners is delightful. He has played 37 test matches, scored 3394. runs, with a batting average of 57.52. and a strike rate of 54.21. in his International test career so far.
Possible 11: IND
Shubham Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat, Shardul thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed siraj, Mohammed Shami.
Possible 11: AUS
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy.
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