After the enthralling IPL final, all eyes are on the 2nd ICC World Test Championship final happening between India and Australia at The Oval. The one-off Test match will begin on June 7.
Both teams will be raring to go against each other. While Australia topped the WTC points table in the 2021-23 cycle with 66.67 points per cent (PCT) in 19 Tests, India made its cut for the final with 58.8 PCT after beating the Kangaroos 2-1 in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy series at home.
Australia has a dangerous bowling attack involving pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Scott Boland and Michael Neser. While the Indian batting looks in great form with Virat Kohli getting back to his original form and young batting sensation Shubman Gill in tremendous form. The middle order of this Indian batting also looks formidable with the resurgence of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara.
India who lost the WTC 2021 final against New Zealand will be looking to set the record straight with winning the 2022-23 World Test Championship Final.
In this article, we will be looking at everything you need to know about the WTC 2023 final, its playing conditions, the expected lineup of both the teams and streaming information.
All you need to know about India vs Australia 2023 ICC World Test Championship final
When will India vs Australia World Test Championship final take place?
The India vs Australia World Test Championship final 2023 will take place between June 7 and 12.
Where will India vs Australia World Test Championship final take place?
The India vs Australia World Test Championship final 2023 takes place at Kennington Oval Stadium in London, England.
What time will the India vs Australia World Test Championship final begin?
The India vs Australia World Test Championship final will begin at 3:30 pm IST (11 am local time).
Where to watch the India vs Australia World Test Championship final live in India?
The India vs Australia World Test Championship final will be telecasted live on Star Sports and streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
Will there be a reserve day for India vs Australia World Test Championship final?
Yes, the India vs Australia World Test Championship final will have a reserved day on June 12.
What is the weather & pitch report for the World Test Championship final?
The weather forecast for Southampton states that it is likely to remain sunny with the temperature being around 17 and 20 degree Celsius. Nevertheless, there could also be light showers on Day, 3 and 4 of the WTC Final.
As for the wicket, the reports are that it could be towards the slower side of things as sessions go by. Hampshire curator Simon Lee recently shared that he would ensure that the pitch assists pace and bounces as well.
What is the overall record for India and Australia in England?
Team India has played 68 Tests in England with 9 wins, 37 losses and 22 draws. On the other hand, Australia has played 176 Tests in England with 54 wins, 54 losses and 68 draws.
What is the expected lineup of both teams for the World Test Championship final?
The expected lineup for India is as follows:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj and Jaydev Unadkat.
The expected lineup for Australia is as follows:
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (C), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Scott Boland.
Will India finally cross the finish line? Or will Australia’s pace battery take the team towards victory?