Australia's bitter experience strengthens their hopes for the WTC title clash with India

A draw in the fourth Test match in Ahmedabad gave Australia's cricket team a glimpse of how to handle the attack of India before their World Test Championship Final Clash at the Oval. Australia's cricket team is expecting different conditions at the Oval on Wednesday than the ones they faced in India earlier this year.

Pat Cummins-led Australia is insistent that they can take some lessons from their 2-1 series loss against India. While the first three matches of that series were played on big turners and decided in two and a-half days, the fourth match was on a slow wicket that ensured a draw.

India is also deciding whether they should play both spinners at the Oval or leave out Ashwin and play a fourth quick in Shardul Thakur.

Labuschagne said, "You definitely learn from how you played them over there. We obviously played on a pretty nice wicket in the last Test. If there is a bit of spin and bounce, we can look at that. There will probably be a bit more bounce here in England than there was in India. That’s just something to factor in, how they’re going to bowl.

He further said that "Ashwin’s tactics might change a little bit; Jadeja’s might too. It’s just adjusting to those on the fly out there on what they’re going to try and do."

While the ensuing Ashes remain the most-hyped series in 16 years, Australia have firmly set their eyes on the Test Championship decider. After training at Kent in recent days, the team will move to the Oval on Monday and Tuesday.



Jun 3, 2023 4:10 AM