WTC Final 2023: Team India has reached the final of the World Test Championship. The final match will be played at The Oval in England from June 7 to 11. India is making plans for its preparation from now itself. The team management will send Dukes balls to all the fast bowlers. So that they will get a chance to prepare. After winning the series 2-1, Captain Rohit Sharma told that we will start preparing for the final of the World Test Champion from now itself.
SG ball is used in India. Whereas in England, Test matches are played with Duke’s red ball. After the three-match ODI series against Australia, Indian players will get involved with the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will run for two months starting from March 31. The WTC final will take place on June 7, exactly nine days after the IPL final.
We will send Dukes balls to the bowlers – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was asked about the challenge of adapting to completely different conditions and format. To this Rohit said, “It is very important for us. We will be in constant touch with our players who are going to be a part of the WTC Finals and monitor their workload. In fact we are also sending some Dukes balls to all the fast bowlers if they get some time to bowl with it.
each player will be closely monitored
According to Rohit Sharma, barring one or two players, others have experience of playing in England and he believes that adjusting to the conditions in a short span of time will not be a problem. The Indian team management will keep a close eye on each and every player who makes it to the WTC squad and plan accordingly.
Rohit Sharma said, “I believe in preparation and it will be important for us before the final. Around May 21, there will be six teams that can be out of the IPL. So, whatever players are available we will try and take some time out to see if they can reach UK as soon as possible and get some time there. We will monitor what happens after that.”
Work load will be monitored
In its review meeting earlier this year, the Indian board had shortlisted 20 players who would be rotated till the 50-over World Cup. The board, which is busy preparing for ICC tournaments, has also decided that it will work closely with the IPL franchises to monitor the workload.