After all the battles and witnessing the Best of Test Cricket, it’s finally up to the two deserving teams to enter the battlefield to get their hands on the World Test Championship Trophy.
What about the Defending Champions?
The defending Champions New Zealand played some good cricket in the last season but to be honest, they did disappoint this time to be not in the top three. New Zealand has still got match winners but they lacked the chemistry of being a perfectly balanced team this time. We can only hope that this was not Kane Williamson’s last.
Let’s take a look at the Final Standings:
Looking at the Points Table, there’s no doubt that the Finalists are the ones who deserve to be there.
What The Pitch Says?
The Pitch Looks Green with more Grass. Perfect for Seamers but might be a headache for Batsman. The pitch might get slower but considering this is a Test Match, the Batsman needs to extra cautious to avoid any injury.
One Name Who Would be at the Centre
There are so many players who would be at the center of stage but considering the recent performances and the batting conditions, it would be great to watch the Contest between none other than VIRAT KOHLI and the Aussie Fierce bowling line-ups.
4 Players from Each to Who Would Lead
There’s no doubt at all the all the 22 Players on the field will be the best ones from the Test Cricket. However, if someone has to name 8 Players who would lead the match and might be the game-changers, they might be:
- Virat Kohli
- Shubman Gill
- Mohammad Shami
- Mohammad Siraj
- Steve Smith
- Mitchell Starc
- Usman Khwaja
- Cameron Green
Predicted Playing XI
India – Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav/Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj.
Australia – David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon
You can never say never with Australian Team. However, considering the recent aggressiveness in the Indian Dressing Room, you can also not count the Indians out, even on such a challenging pitch. If Indian team is able to withstand the Pace Attach of Aussies, Rohit Sharma might be the one to hold the WTC Trophy 2023.