Team India will be up against Australia in the much-awaited World Test Championship at The Oval from Wednesday.
Team India will be over against Australia in the important- awaited World Test Championship final at The Oval starting from Wednesday. India have been the most harmonious side over the once two WTC cycles and also reached knockout phases of major white- ball events over the last 10 times but an ICC jewel has escaped them. The last major ICC jewel India won was way back in 2013 when it bagged the titleholders jewel in England. A lot of debate regarding the Playing XI has been going on, especially for the position of the wicketkeeper. As Rishabh Pant has been out of action since December, last time and KL Rahul has also been ruled out, the team consists of Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat as the wicketkeeping options.
Rohit Sharma: The Indian commander had a medium run in the IPL for the Mumbai Indians and will look for redemption in the WTC final. Rohit is known for his aggressive fur and had smashed a century against Australia in the first Test of the Border- Gavaskar jewel in February this time. He finished the four- match series with a aggregate of 242 runs.
Shubman Gill: The youthful talented nature needs no preface as he has been grabbing a lot of attention in the once many months. Coming from a successful IPL stint, Gill will look to continue his fiery form. In his last Test spin, he played a knock of 128 against Australia in March.
Cheteshwar Pujara: The stager batter will be a must- watch as he’s coming after delivering top performances for Sussex in County Cricket this time. Pujara’s brilliant experience will be really salutary for Team India in the marquee event.
Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli battled through his spare patch and roared back to form in 2022 and hasn’t looked back ever ago. He smashed his most- awaited 29th Test century in the fourth Test against Australia in March. He also had a atrocious spin in the IPL and is presently in a red-hot form.
Ajinkya Rahane: Former Indiavice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who was sidelined for the platoon, battled his way back after a brilliant spin in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings. He scored 326 runs in 14 matches and will look to deliver further for Team India in the WTC final.
KS Bharat: Amid the ongoing debate for the wicketkeeping position, the operation might go in with the experience of KS Bharat over Ishan Kishan, who’s yet to make his Test debut. Bharat was seen in the BGT series against Australia, where he scored only 101 runs at an normal of 20.20.
Ravindra Jadeja: The star all- rounder surfaced as the idol of the BGT series against Australia. With his brilliant spin, he beheaded a aggregate of 22 lattices, including two five- gate hauls and one four- gate haul. His spin and fur performance will be pivotal for Team India.
Ravichandran Ashwin: Apart from Jadeja, another Indian incentive who hugely impressed everyone was Ravichandran Ashwin. With 25 raniums to his name, he surfaced as the loftiest gate- taker of the series.
Shardul Thakur: Though Shardul played his last Test against England in July 2022, Team India might still go with him, in order to strengthen their pace as well as fur attack.
Mohammed Shami: The elderly leader will be one of the pillars of India’s bowling attack. In the BGT 2023, he beheaded nine lattices, including a four- gate haul. He also surfaced as the loftiest gate- taker in IPL 2023.
Mohammed Siraj: Despite failing to leave a mark in the BGT 2023 with only gate to his name, Team India will surely go ahead with Mohammed Siraj as their pace option. The 29- time-old leader had a brilliant spin for the Royal contenders Bangalore in IPL 2023 and beheaded 19 lattices in 14 matches. Know More Latest Cricket News…