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Team India will return to international cricket after a break of nearly three months and kickstart the 2023-24 season with the high-profile ICC World Test Championship (WTC) against Australia from June 7 to 11. It is noteworthy that Team India hasn't won an ICC trophy for ten years and will be keen to end its medal jinx.
The high-profile WTC Final will start from June 7 and will be played till June 11, with June 12 being a Reserve Day. Though the five-day match in the UK will start at 10 am local time, it will start at 3:00 PM IST. In Australia, the WTC Final will start at 7 pm for Australia’s eastern seaboard, and 5 pm for Perth viewers. Here are the live streaming details for India vs Australia, WTC final.
Pat Cummins and rival India paceman Mohammed Shami will both have extra responsibility in the absence of injured quicks Josh Hazlewood and Jasprit Bumrah. During the drawn 2019 Ashes series in England the now 30-year-old Cummins led Australia’s attack with 29 wickets in five matches at a miserly average of 19.62. Shami may not be able to boast similar figures, but at his best the experienced seamer gives India captain Rohit Sharma great control in the field.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been his country’s leading specialist slow bowler for more than a decade, with 482 Test wickets at an average of just over 31 apiece. India counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin is also closing in on 500 Test wickets, with 474 at 23.93. India have sometimes been reluctant to play Ashwin in English conditions. But a dry pitch expected to turn could mean Ashwin gets a spot.
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara found himself captaining fellow No. 3 Steve Smith during the Australia star’s brief stint with Sussex. Pujara, 35, enjoyed a purple patch for Sussex that included three hundreds in six innings in April and May, while the highest score Smith could manage was 89. Smith, however, has a superb Test record at The Oval, averaging nearly 98, with two hundreds in three matches.