Mike Hussey, a former Australian cricketer, has chosen Team India’s two key batters for the World Test Championship, i. E. WTC’s final matchup against Australia will begin on June 7 at the London Oval.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, and Virat Kohli, according to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter, will both play significant roles in the game.
Hussey said to the ICC:
“It’s challenging to look past Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma’s bat and Kohli’s (apparently returning to some great form in all forms of the game) on-field performance will be crucial for India “.
In particular, Kohli will try to build on his recent success in the IPL 2023 final in the WTC final. Before departing for London, he recently scored two centuries for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
With a strike rate of 53.25, the right-handed batter amassed 639 runs in 14 games, including two tons and six half-centuries. The 34-year-old recently scored 186 runs against Australia in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match.
After a disappointing IPL season with the bat, Rohit will try to get back into shape. In 16 games, the 36-year-old ran for 332 runs. While playing for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he did score 120 in the first Test.
Mike Hussey stated before the WTC final that Pat Cummins was crucial for Australia
According to Mike Hussey,” Australia would benefit greatly from the return of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in English conditions”. To this, he stated:
The game will be played in England, where the weather will differ from that of the most recent series in India. Accordingly, fast bowlers will be crucial. Josh Hazlewood’s potential return to fitness and Pat Cummins’ importance to Australia are both positives ”.
The 48-year-old continued by saying that Steve Smith’s bat for Australia in the WTC final will be crucial.
“Someone like Steve Smith loves playing in England. He has an incredible track record in England and he never tires of running. “.
In the ongoing County Championship Division Two, Smith most recently scored 89 runs for Sussex against Glamorgan.
Hussey, on the other hand, did not discount the danger posed by Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. The seasoned player went on to say that both spin all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be crucial to the outcome of the WTC.