It is going to be the biggest clash between AUS vs IND as they battle for the Test mace in the WTC final.
Both teams are looking strong on paper but the proceedings only will reveal how they fare on the field.
Moreover, India is in their second WTC final after losing to New Zealand in the first edition. They will be looking to win this ICC trophy.
Meanwhile, Australia is playing its first-ever WTC final and will be looking to thwart India’s ambitions yet again.
Furthermore, India is the number one Test team in the ICC rankings but is missing major players in Bumrah and Pant.
On the other hand, Australia is just missing Josh Hazelwood but the rest of their pacers and spinners are all raring to go.
Therefore, this is going to be a cracker of a contest between these two teams as sparks will fly on either end in this one-off Test.
Match: Australia vs India, World Test Championship Final
Venue: The Oval, London
Date: 7-11 June 2023
Time: 3:00 PM IST
The Oval is considered to be a very traditional English ground and is renowned for its fast and bouncy pitches. However, recently, the pitch here has become quite even and is assisting spinners well. Moreover, we can expect some grass on the wicket and it will also be dry and hard. Furthermore, this will be a good wicket to play Test cricket on for the entirety of the match. We can also expect a healthy contest between bat and ball, but, both teams will have to play well if they are to win this game.
Full Squads for AUS vs IND, WTC Final
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Michael Neser, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Todd Murphy
Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Srikar Bharat (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav
Probable Playing XI for AUS vs IND, WTC Final
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Match Prediction for AUS vs IND, WTC Final
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say this will be a rather thrilling contest between both teams.
However, they will really have to start dominating right from day 1 as it is the only way to win this game.
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