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WTC Final: Where Did It All Go Wrong For Rohit Sharma And Co.?

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Victory was a timely boost for Pat Cummins’ men just five days before the start of the first Test against arch rivals England at Edgbaston, with Australia bidding for their first away Ashes series success in 22 years.

Australia came the first men’s side to have won every major global justice jewel after a 209- run rout of India in the World Test Championship final at The Oval.

Palm was a timely boost for Pat Cummins ’ men just five days before the launch of the first Test against bow rivals England at Edgbaston, with Australia bidding for their first down Ashes series success in 22 times.

We look at three effects we learned from a dominant Australia display in south London.

England know all about Scott Boland after he marked his Test debut progressed 32 with a stunning six- gate alternate innings haul in an Ashes clinching- palm for Australia on his Melbourne home ground two times agone.

But the attachment may be an indeed tougher prospect in English conditions.

Test pitches in England generally offer some backing for cleft similar as Boland, with the Dukes ball offering further movement off the face for longer than the Kookaburra used in red- ball justice in Australia.

Boland’s capability to make deliveries nip off a good length was apparent throughout a WTC final, where he sparked India’s last- day collapse by dismissing Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja in the same over.

“He was just our stylish bowler all game, ” said Australia captain Pat Cummins of Boland.

“ He didn’t go for numerous runs and to get two big lattices in an over is just award for how well he sailed. ”

Still, it’s also a delicate place for opening batsmen to score runs given the movement on offer to the pacemen, If England is a good place for bowlers like Boland.

Australia’s David Warner and Usman Khawaja set up runs hard to come by at The Oval and it’s now 12 Test innings in England since Australia enjoyed an opening stage of 20 or further.

But with both Steve Smith and Travis Head making first innings hundreds against India, the lack of benefactions from their first- gate brace didn’t hurt Australia in the final.

Still, it’s asking a lot of their platoon- mates to keep bailing out Warner and Khawaja in a five- match Ashes crusade.

Left- hander Warner, with just one century in his last 34 Test innings, lately unveiled a plan to bow out of red- ball duty for Australia in his birthplace of Sydney coming time.

But the decision may be made for the 36- time-old by Australia’s pickers if he can not ameliorate on his form during a drawn 2019 Ashes in England where he equaled under 10.

Enough much all of India’s side at The Oval, with the exception of expert batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who had been playing for English county side Sussex, came into this match following stints in the economic Twenty20 Indian Premier League.

And while Ajinkya Rahane was suitable to restate his IPL form into significant scores in the final, several fellow top- order India batsmen plodded.

Whether it would have helped India, who have now lost both WTC tests after going down to New Zealand in the initial 2021 showpiece, to have played some red- ball warm-up games is open to debate.

India captain Rohit Sharma, speaking after Sunday’s heavy defeat, suggested the WTC ought to be decided in a three- games series, while there have also been calls for the preface of semi-finals.

But quite how these would be fitted into an formerly- packed transnational timetable is another issue.

“A three- match series would be nice but it’s about chancing a window, ” said Rohit. Know More Latest Cricket News…

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