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Australia's key players against India in the WTC final

By Kaif - June 1, 2023 - Last updated on Jun 01, 2023 02:20 PM
Australia's key players against India in the WTC final

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The final match of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) between Team India and Australia is to be played at the Oval ground in London from June 7. Indian team will try to win this final match and capture the WTC trophy for the first time. By the way, it is not going to be easy for Team India to beat Australia in English conditions.

The Australian team, which is in second place in the Test rankings, is full of star players, who have the ability to turn matches on their own. If World No.1 Team India has to win in the final match, So especially these five players have to be broken.

Australia's key players against India in the WTC final

1. Steve Smith

Steve Smith

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Vice-captain Steve Smith can prove to be the biggest threat to the Indian team. Smith has a great record on the ground of Oval. Smith has scored 391 runs in three Tests here at an average of 97.75, including two centuries and one half-century. Smith has so far scored 1887 runs in 18 Tests against India. During this his average has been 65.06.

2. Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja

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Australia's opener Usman Khawaja did amazing batting in the Test series on the last tour of India. Khawaja scored 333 runs in four Tests at an average of 47.57. He was the highest run scorer in that series. The wicket of Usman Khawaja will be of great importance for Team India.

Also Read: WTC 2023: Australia Only 2 wins against India in 50 years in Oval

3. Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc

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Indian batsmen will have to avoid fast bowler Mitchell Starc. He can wreak havoc with stormy bowling on the Oval pitch. Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has so far played 17 Test matches against India, in which he has 44 wickets at an average of 38.68.

4. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins

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Australian captain Pat Cummins did not participate in IPL 2023, so he will be quite fresh. Cummins has a great record against India. Cummins has taken 46 wickets in 12 Test matches against India. Cummins' batting in the lower order can also prove to be effective for Australia.

5. Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon

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If the oval pitch is a little helpful for the spinners, then Nathan Lyon can become a problem for India. Right-arm off-spinner Lion has taken 116 wickets in 26 Tests against India so far. Even a slight mistake against Lion can cost Indian batsmen.

Also Read: India squad for ICC WTC final

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