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WTC 2023: What will be India playing-11 in WTC final
The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) will be played between India and Australia at the Oval ground in England from June 7 to 11. The BCCI has announced the Indian team of 15 members for this match on Tuesday. Mumbai's batsman Ajinkya Rahane
Rohit-Gil can open
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill could be the opening pair in the WTC final. Rohit Sharma will captain the team. He has experience of playing in England. In the tour of England in 2021-22, Rohit scored 368 runs in 4 Tests at an average of 52.57. Also, Rohit has scored more than 700 runs in the WTC-23 season.
Shubman Gill has captured the opening spot, giving tough competition to KL Rahul. In the initial phase of his Test career, Gill has scored 890 runs in 15 matches with 2 centuries. Gill has little experience in England. He has scored 57 runs in 2 Tests. Rohit and Gill also opened in the 2021 WTC final against New Zealand.
Middle order responsibility on Pujara - Kohli - Rahane
Cheteshwar Pujara will be seen at No.3. Cheteshwar Pujara has the most experience of playing in England. He continues to play county cricket in England. For this reason, the maximum responsibility will be on him in the final. This season Pujara has scored 887 runs in 16 matches. Pujara has scored 829 runs in 15 Tests in England.
India star batsman Virat Kohli will also have the responsibility. Kohli is a big match player and has now returned to form. Kohli also ended the drought of a century in Tests in BGT against Australia. Also, Kohli's performance against Australia has always been good. Kohli has scored 8 centuries in 24 Tests against Australia.
KL Rahul can open in
place of Bharat Rahul can also get the responsibility of wicketkeeping in place of KS Bharat. Rahul, who usually opens, can bat at number six for the second time in his career. After a year and a half.
KS Bharat was included in the playing XI by the Indian team in the BGT series against Australia. Bharat could not show amazing with the bat. He scored a total of 101 runs in 6 matches.