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IND vs AUS 2023 ICC World Cricket Championship Final: Fantasy Team, Playing XIs, Injury Updates & Pitch Report

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India and Australia will play the final of the second edition of the World Test Championship from 7 to 11 June 2023 at The Oval. June 12 will be reserve day if play is interrupted due to inclement weather.

India were the runners-up of the inaugural cycle of the tournament played between 2019 to 2021. They lost the rain-interrupted final to New Zealand on the reserve day of the game. 

Finalists of the 2021 to 2023 season, India and Australia finished the league stage as the top two teams.  Australia topped the points table with 66.67 points percentage (PCT) from 19 matches, while India finished second with 58.8 PCT in 18 games. India made it to the final after winning the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 in March this year. 

It’s been over a decade since India last won an ICC title, and this is their best chance to break the losing streak. They have a mix of young and veteran players, most of whom are in good form and could help break India’s ICC trophy drought. Australia, on the other hand, last won an ICC trophy two years ago, in the game’s shortest format. 

India vs Australia Injury Update

For Australia, Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out with an injury. The pacer is still nursing a left Achilles injury that he suffered during the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League. India, meanwhile, do not have any injury concerns.

India vs Australia Predicted XI

India Predicted XI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj.

Australia Predicted XI

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon.

India vs Australia Match Details

Match: India vs Australia

Date & Time: June 6, 3.00 PM IST

Venue: The Kennington Oval, London

India vs Australia Fantasy Team

Wicket-keepers: Alex Carey

Batters: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (captain), Marnus Labuschagne (vice-captain), Steve Smith

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green

Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins

India vs Australia: London Weather and Pitch Report

We are likely to see an interesting battle between the bat and ball at The Oval. The pitch offers assistance to both parties. Pacers will enjoy bowling in the initial stages will the pitch will become batting friendly as the game progresses.

The weather in London will be partly cloudy on the third and fourth day of play, but the sky is expected to be clear on the first, second and fifth day.

India vs Australia WTC Final Match 2023 Broadcasting

The India vs Australia World Test Championship Final will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.

India vs Australia Live Streaming

Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Australia match. The toss will take place at 2.30 PM.

India vs Australia Test matches Head to Head

Matches Played106
Matches won by India32
Matches won by Australia44
Matches Drawn29
Matches Tied2

India vs Australia Match Prediction

Though India appears a stronger side on paper, but Australia can never be taken lightly.  India boast of depth in their batting line-up as well as a good mix of spinners and seamers. Shubman Gill, who is in the form of his life, and Rohit Sharma, can be banked upon for a good start, while the likes of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane form a formidable middle order.

Down the order, the experience of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will be crucial. For Australia, their top order will be the key to how they perform. If their top order lasts long, they can pose a big challenge to India. Their bowling will be a big threat, especially if the conditions remain overcast.



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