ICC WTC Final 2023, Australia vs India: Toss Report, Playing XIs, Preview And Other Details
The day is finally here. Australia and India are all set to play the highly-anticipated and much-awaited ICC World Test Championship final (WTC final) from today at the iconic Oval in London.
The cricketing world has eagerly waiting for two of the game’s most decorated teams to take on each other in the biggest fixture of the oldest format.
Australia finished the WTC 2021-23 cycle as the top-ranked side while India finished at the second spot. It now all comes down to the WTC Final. India are gearing up to play it for the second time while Australia will be playing their first. India played the inaugural final too but suffered a loss against New Zealand.Rohit Sharma Credits: Twitter ICC WTC Final 2023, Australia vs India: Match details
Venue: The Oval, EnglandICC WTC Final 2023, Australia vs India: Toss report
India have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Australia in the WTC final.
Pitch Report from Kumar Sangakkara: “It’s cold, there’s a bit of wind and it’s overcast. There’ll be swing. There’s a lovely green covering of grass, so there’ll be seam as well. You’ll have very good bounce here.” Win toss and bowl?
Here’s what the captains said:
Rohit Sharma: “We are going to bowl. The conditions and also the weather being overcast. The pitch won’t change too much. Four seamers and one spinner. The spinner is Jadeja. It’s always tough (to leave Ashwin), he’s been a match-winner. He (Rahane) brings a lot of experience, he’s played 80-odd Tests.”
Pat Cummins: “We would have bowled as well. Hopefully day four and five, there’s a bit of spin. You think it suits his bowling, he’ll be a key weapon. We’ve been here for about 10 days. Pretty fresh.”
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
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