ICC WTC Final: After two years of spectacular cricket, India Cricket Team has managed to reach the final of the World Test Championship. They played a sensational brand of Test cricket over the last couple of years and the hard work of that has paid off. They will now face Australia in the main event at Oval England from 7th to the 11th June.
This is the second time India has qualified for the final of the WTC 2023. They lost to New Zealand first time and this time around it’ll be an extremely crucial game for them as they haven’t won any ICC trophy since 2013. They have faced a lot of criticism for that and many are backing them to change their fortunes and bring the trophy home.
ICC WTC Final: 2 Players who might be in contention to replace KL Rahul if he gets ruled out of the final against Australia
ICC WTC Final: With World Test Championship Final around the corner, India might have suffered a major blow as KL Rahul was injured while playing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The batter got himself injured while fielding in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He was down on the ground and then came to bat at No.11 but couldn’t run. He suffered a hip flexor injury and has pain and swelling. It is reported that he will miss the remaining games in the league, which might also be an indication of him missing the WTC Final. In this piece, we will take a look at 2 Players who might be in contention to replace KL Rahul if he gets ruled out of the final against Australia.
Sarfaraz Khan might be the one name popping into the mind of the sectors if KL Rahul gets ruled out of the ICC WTC Final. The batter has been knocking on the doors of selectors with his rollicking performances in the domestic circuit. Many expected him to be in the main squad but he failed to make the cut into the team. He has been put in the standby Players list and it is expected that he can be in the team if KL Rahul gets ruled out of the game. Sarfaraz Khan’s record in the domestic circuit is one to admire as he has scored 13 FC tons and has an average of 81.51.
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As per the reports, it is learned that Ruturaj Gaikwad has been kept in the standby list for the WTC Final. The injury to KL Rahul might be an opportunity for the Maharashtra batter to make his debut for India in the longest format of the game. Gaikwad has been a prolific run-getter in the domestic format and has been touted as the future of Indian cricket. His record in the First Class is staggering as well as he has scored 1941 runs in 28 games at an average of 42.19 to go with 6 hundreds and 9 fifties.
ICC WTC Final: India Squad for the ICC World Test Championship Final
Here’s India’s Test squad ICC WTC final:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, K L Rahul, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.
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