After two years of tough competition, India and Australia are in WTC Final 2023. Australia finished at the top of the WTC points table with a 66.67% win percentage While India managed to secure 2 positions with a 58.8% win in WTC second edition 2 year journey.
WTC Final 2023 Date
WTC Final will start on 7th June 2023. India vs Australia clash will be played between 7 June to 11 June.
WTC Final 2023 Venue
WTC Final will be played at the Kennington Oval Stadium, London, UK. The match will commence at 3:00 p.m. (IST) every match day.
It is going to be a tough game for both teams. In Neutral Venue with Dukes ball pacers are going to roar whereas batsman has to play calmly and composedly. What are your opinions? Who will win WTC Final 2023?
India’s Playing 11 (probably)
Rohit Sharma (captain)
Australia’s Playing 11 (Probably)
In Border-Gavaskar Trophy India won 2 matches out of 4 while Australia managed to win the match and the remaining was a draw. Condition in India Favoured Spinner where Ashwin(25) was the leading wicket-taker. Ravindra Jadeja and Nathon Lyon were second most wicket-takers(22). In England, conditions are going to favor pacers. Australia has a Dangerous pacer Trio – Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazelwood.
Many are confused about whether India should go with 3 pacers and 2 spinners or 4 pacers and 1 spinner. If 1 spinner then Shardul Thakur or Jaydev Unadkat. Most probably Shardul Thakur will come into play and Ashwin will be rested. Australians have an ample amount of lefty batsmen while India has only Ravindra Jadeja.
Rohit Sharma didn’t look good in IPL 2023 – “Keep his IPL form aside because he looked out of form in the last IPL as well but we saw the amazing batting he did in the first Test match against Australia. I believe the stage of his career Rohit Sharma is in, Test cricket seems to be the most exciting format for him just like it has always been for Virat Kohli. So his batting has become almost faultless in Test cricket at the moment.” Sanjay Mangrekar said.
Rohit Sharma scored 368 runs at an excellent average of 52.27 in four Tests in India’s 2021 tour of England. He has aggregated 650 runs at an average of 34.21 in the 11 Tests he has played against Australia. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were in tremendous form in IPL 2023. Mohammad Shami was also the highest wicket-taker holding a purple cap.
The intense rivalry between Australia and India has grown over the past few decades. Even though India has defeated Australia in all three of their most recent Test series (Border Gavaskar Trophy), Finch thinks the WTC championship game is still open to anyone.
“I think the rivalry is held in such high regard in both countries, that I think it brings out the best in both teams. Obviously, India has had the better of Australia in the last three series I think, so both teams will rise to the occasion no matter where it’s played, at home or away, or this time at neutral territory. It’s just a must-watch thing.” Former Australian Captain Aaron Finch said.
Adidas, India’s New Jersey Sponsor
On Thursday, June 1, Adidas, the new uniform sponsor of Team India, unveiled jerseys for the Men in Blue in all formats. The iconic Wankhede Stadium served as the backdrop for a video Adidas India posted on Instagram introducing the jerseys.