Last Update on: June 6th, 2023 at 10:37 pm
The much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC 2021-23) final is set to take place on 7th June (*Wednesday) between India & Australia at The Oval. Scott Boland is expected to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood in the playing 11. Scott Boland over the last couple of years has shown good control over his line & length.
Australia would be banking on Cameron Green, the star all-rounder, to make an impact with both bat & ball. Cameron Green had a top-notch IPL 2023 as he amassed 452 runs and took 6 wickets in the tournament.
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India will have a strenuous task ahead of them as the likes of Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith & Marnus Labuschagne are in sublime form. If David Warner hits form then the Aussies would back themselves to score 400+ runs while batting first.
Scott Boland did a fantastic job on a docile pitch in India- Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins was seen in the pre-press match conference and gave a hint that Scott Boland will play the WTC 2021-23 final contest. Pat Cummins heaped praise on the flamboyant all-rounder Cameron Green and was pretty impressed with Green’s performances in all the 3 facets of the game.
“These conditions will suit Scott Boland. A seam bowler will be rewarded for bowling in good areas here, and that is what he brings to the table. He played the first Test in India on a docile pitch and still did a fantastic job, Scott Boland is a seasoned pro; if there is any assistance from the pitch he will take it to the next level,” said Pat Cummins.
“Cameron Green has been fantastic. In the last Test, he scored his first Test hundred. And before that, he took a five-for. He keeps growing and growing as a cricketer,” he added.
It is a real luxury as a captain to have a fifth bowling option- Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins was quite delighted to have Cameron Green in the team as the all-rounder has the knack of bowling long & effective spells and at the same time can play a breezy knock for the team.
“It is a real luxury as a captain to have a fifth bowling option who can take wickets. We’ve seen what Ben Stokes has done for England. Having a key all-rounder in the top six can make a big difference,” said Pat Cummins
“The weather looks good. It is a sunny day – so there is a tinge of green on the pitch. But still, there are runs to be scored. In country cricket, we’ve seen decent scores at this ground all season long. The Oval always has a bit of pace and bounce, so hopefully, there’s something in it for us quicks,” he added.