To be very honest, India has been the best team in the last two cycles of the world test championship. It was a very unlucky final for team India in the previous edition of WTC. Test cricket fans across the globe would agree that India certainly did deserve to win the previous edition of WTC. They have had a good campaign leading to the final.
However Australian squad is looking better on paper before the start of the final. India is going to miss the services of their ace pacer and finest wicket-keeper in test cricket there is in today’s date.
Shubman Gill’s class, Virat Kohli’s genius, Pujara’s patience, and Rahane’s perseverance can tear apart the scary-looking Australian bowling attack in English conditions.
As for Australia, they have all the boxes ticked and our in a very strong position to face India in the finals.
Indian bat deep and those useful contributions with the bat coming from the lower middle order are going to be a key factors in deciding India’s position in the match.
Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur have a big responsibility on their shoulders to outdo their counterparts - Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Selecting playing 11 for India is a very tough task given that we have two world-class all-rounders.
India needs the big boys to step up on the big stage and own the game. They have had lesser time to acclimatize, but they have plenty of experience in these playing conditions.
Wishing our boys a fabulous outing in the finals. Bring the test mace home.