The World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 final is all set to take place between arch-rivals, Australia and India from June 7 to June 11 at The Oval in London. This will be the second-consecutive World Test Championship final for Team India. They lost to New Zealand in the previous cycle and will be keen to go past the final hurdle this time.
The Rohit Sharma-led team finished with 127 points, winning ten matches with a PCT of 58.8. They defeated Australia at home during the cycle, in a four-match Test series. Meanwhile, Australia topped the table with 152 points, winning eleven out of their nineteen matches. They have a PCT of 66.67. Ahead of the final, they were dealt with a blow, as Josh Hazlewood was ruled out due to an injury. Michael Nesser will replace him in the squad.
Let’s take a look at the Match Details, Pitch Report, Predicted Playing XI and Fantasy suggestions for the World Test Championship final.
WTC Final: Match Details
Match: Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Final, World Test Championship
Date & Time: June 7 – June 11, Reserve day: June 2
Venue: The Oval, London
The pitch at The Oval is expected to favour the bowlers initially. There is an overcast prediction, which will suit the Pacers. However, as the match progresses, the wicket might turn slow, helping the spinners. Overall, batters have a good time at The Oval with 343 as the average first-innings total.
After two years of playing games in the longer format, Australia and India have managed to finish as the top two teams who will play in the summit clash of WTC Final 2023 from June 7. However, Betway has also placed its odds for the all-important match.
AUS vs IND – Predicted Playing XI
Australia: Pat Cummins (C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav
WTC Final – AUS vs IND – Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestions 1: Alex Carey, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (VC), Steve Smith (C), Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins
Fantasy Suggestions 2: Alex Carey, Virat Kohli, Marnus Labuschagne (C), Steve Smith, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Lyon