WTC Final 2023: All the legendary cricketers of the world are eyeing the final match of the World Test Championship between India and Australia starting tomorrow. Former England captain Nasir Hussain has also given an important statement before this important match. He says that Team India has a good chance.
must learn from past mistakes
Nasir Hussain believes that Team India should learn from their past mistakes. Because the Indian team, which missed out on getting the mace against New Zealand last time, has a good chance against Australia. But the mistakes India made against New Zealand should not be repeated this time. Because for the first time during a WTC final, New Zealand won by eight wickets in a rain-affected Test in 2021 that lasted till the reserve day. when their four pacers made the most of the overcast conditions to pick up all 20 of India’s wickets.
Jadeja can go with Ashwin
Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin terrorized Australia in the recent Test series on home soil but they had little impact in the WTC final two years ago, the former England captain said and Hussain believes India need to win this time around. Turning to this pair again would have to be considered carefully. Although both the bowlers are excellent.
On the ICC review, Hussain said, ‘I think India can win in any situation as they showed in Australia. If the weather is good and if the sun shines at the Oval, it helps balance their side then they can go with their formula of two spinners. There are two seamers and Shardul Thakur as your third seamer.
India played well at The Oval
Hussain said, ‘If you look at the last World Test Championship, I think India read the conditions wrong. It was light five whole days, it was grey, it was miserable, it was cold. New Zealand did not play a front-line spinner. India fielded two spinners but I think seam dominated, swing dominated. where he missed. Although India have played some good cricket at The Oval. They beat England last time there in a really good game. I think it is a very appropriate venue.
Nasser Hussain said that ‘Jadeja and Ashwin offered more than a bowling threat. The experienced pair have scored eight Test hundreds between them and Jadeja reached 104 in India’s last red-ball match in England in 2022. Apart from this, for the depth of batting, I will go to Jadeja and Ashwin. Then you can bat all the way. Then you can play your best fast bowlers. Jadeja bowled well there against England last time. He held one end. They got reverse swing for him because he used to hit the bad side of the ball as well.
Shami and Cummins game great
Despite the fast bowlers playing a supporting role in India’s 2-1 Test series win over Australia earlier this year, the battle of the pace attacks will be crucial to the result at The Oval. Australia captain Pat Cummins missed the last two Tests of that tour to be with his mother Maria who passed away but would return for the WTC final. Mohammed Shami, on the other hand, is crucial to India’s chances, especially with Jasprit Bumrah still unavailable due to injury concerns.
Hussain said, ‘I am a big fan of Pat Cummins in England with the Dukes ball. He bowls that length, the ideal length. That is something that Mohammed Shami has really worked on, his length in England. That’s the only thing he’s adjusted. It is a bit full and he is looking for the outside edge. He is looking for stumps. He’s bowling the right length for LBW and that’s what makes Cummins so good for me, his length is absolutely impeccable in England.’