The World Test Championship final is here as Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team takes on Pat Cummins-led Australia. For India, it’s a chance to end a decade-long drought for an ICC title. On the eve of the match, Rohit said: “We are also very excited about the team. We know what happened in the last WTC final, we know what happened. We have played here before.” In 2021, India reached the final in Southampton, England, where they faced the current champion, New Zealand. India failed to win the championship and New Zealand won by eight wickets.
The pre-match pitch generates a lot of interest. Indian star cricketer Dinesh Karthik shared the latest pictures of the Oval pitch where the final will be held from Wednesday. “Pitch ready for the #WTCFinal! A little brown as the grass is 6mm today compared to 9mm yesterday. If you win the toss what will you pick?” Karthik wrote in a tweet.
Talking about the match, Rohit said that the Indian team has played in such situations and they know how to handle pressure at big stages.
“In the evening we will have a team briefing. A lot of boys have played in these conditions. They have been through these conditions before. They have faced pressure at some point. We will have a good time in the middle. I had a look at the pitch and it will help the seamers. The last time we played reverse swing was on the last day,” added the Indian skipper.
Normally, in England, Test matches start at 11 am, but keeping in mind the Indian audience, the game was moved half an hour earlier.
When asked about the timing of the match, Rohit said, “The last championship we played was also at 10.30 and it doesn’t make much of a difference in half an hour.
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