Cricket Showdown: WTC 2023 IND vs AUS Final Preview, Predictions & Fantasy Tips

WTC 2023 Final IND vs AUS | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview

The World Test Championship 2023 final will be played between India and Australia from June 7 at the Oval Stadium in London. Both teams qualified for the final of the WTC following the two year period. Team India will be aiming to win the prestigious title after failing to do so in 2021. This will be India’s second appearance in the WTC final. On the other hand, Australia will be playing their first WTC final and would look to win this title in their first appearance in the final. 

Team India is the current world number one Test team, and the side has a very strong batting line-up. The bowling attack of this team is also very good with some best test bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin is India’s leading wicket-taker for India. India played 18 matches and won 10 of these matches to qualify. The Indian Team finished second in the table and managed to make their way to the WTC final. India have been in superb form in red ball cricket and will look to win their first WTC final.

Australia is the best team in this WTC cycle as they finished as the table toppers. They played 19 matches and won 11 to qualify for the final. Currently Australia is the second best Test team after India. Bowling attack of this side is very strong with players like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon. Usman Khawaja is in brilliant form in red ball cricket and can play a good knock here. Spinner Nathan Lyon has been playing an important role for Australia as their main player. The team have been in good touch and will aim to perform well to win their maiden WTC final. 

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 14:30 IST ( 09:00 GMT )

Match Start Time - 15:00 IST ( 09:30 GMT )

Match Venue - The Oval, London, England.

Head to Head

Matches Played - 106

India won - 44        Australia won - 32 

Draw - 29               Tied - 1

Last 5 meetings

India won - 2         Australia won - 1

Draw - 2

Team News

India has been dealing with some major injury blows before this match. The BCCI has announced an updated team with few replacements. Wicket keeper Batter Ishan Kishan got injured while practicing in the nets. If he does not get fully fit and will not be available for the final squad, India will be left with only one wicket keeping option, KS Bharat. 

Australia got a big blow before the WTC final as their seam bowler Josh Hazlewood is not fully fit and has been ruled out of the final. Michael Neser has been named as his replacement in the squad.

Probable Playing XI

INDIA - Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

AUSTRALIA - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschangne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins ©, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.

Must picks

IND -  Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.

AUS - Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschangne and Nathan Lyon.

Fantasy Team

Wicket keeper - Alex Carey

Batters - Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Marnus Labuschangne, Shubman Gill.

All-rounders - Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers - Mohammed Shami, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon

Captain & Vice-captain picks

Captain - Virat Kohli

Vice-captain - Usman Khawaja


India will be playing its consecutive WTC Final. Team India is in brilliant form in red ball cricket and the key players are in good touch. India’s batting line-up is very strong with some in-form batters. Boys in Blue are having advantage over Aussies as they thrashed the Australian side by 2-1 in four-match series which was held in February this year. Looking at the current form of the players of both sides, Team India is a stronger team than Australia and are favorites to win this match. The Indian team had an upper hand in the Test format over the Australians.

Sportsco predicts India to beat Australia in World Test Championship Final 2023.


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