Team India after IPL 2023 is fighting against Australia in WTC Final. They want to win this ICC title, World Test Championship after losing in 2021 to New Zealand. Team India is now playing against Australia in Oval, London. Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins are captaining their respective teams in this WTC Final. Team India won the toss and elected to field first.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been dropped from the team for this match. Even though he has been No.1 in ICC Test Rankings, he doesn’t have great record in SENA countries. Team India selected Shardul Thakur as 4th seamer with Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav. Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan have been benched. Team India has picked Ajinkya Rahane into the playing XI with Shubman Gill has the opener.
Australia selected Nathan Lyon as their spinner. Scott Boland has been picked instead of Josh Hazlewood. The pace bowler has been injured and missed the WTC Final. Team India drew the first blood, courtesy Mohammed Siraj. He got the wicket of Usman Khawaja for a duck, who scored huge against Team India, in last test. Australia is on 21/1 in 8 overs and David Warner(13) is looking set to play big innings. Team India hopes to get Australia bowled all-out under 250 runs. Let’s hope they achieve this objective.
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