As the Pat Cummins-led Australian team prepares to face India in the World Test Championship final, both teams would be eager to maintain their form and win the tournament’s championship match. The WTC final between India and Australia begins on June 7 at The Oval in London. The veteran Australian spinner Nathan Lyon previewed the contest prior to its start.
The 35-year-old asserted that the WTC final is equally as significant as the forthcoming Ashes series. After the conclusion of the WTC final, Australia will face England led by Ben Stokes in the highly anticipated Ashes series, which is scheduled to commence on June 16. Lyon stated that the Australian team is quite pleased with their preparations for red-ball matches.
“Yes, we are playing The Ashes, but we’re also up for a big contest. This is our championship game, after which our season will essentially begin again. Probably, we are quite pleased with the current state of our planning. Nathan Lyon was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying, “We’re able to comprehend what’s in store for us and we’ll be fine.”
You can erase everything that occurred in India: Lyon
Furthermore, Nathan Lyon praised the supporters who consistently support the team. Therefore, he hopes that during The Ashes, the supporters will continue to support the Australian team with fervor. Moreover, he believes that regardless of the results and difficulties his team encountered during their India tour, supporters should forget about it and support Australia in The Ashes.
“It’s thrilling to be a part of the championship game and all the fanfare surrounding it; it’s bloody exceptional. I am certain that every Australian fan is eagerly anticipating the Ashes, as they should be. However, they should be enthusiastic about this match. You can erase everything that occurred in India,” he continued.
Nathan Lyon would be one of Australia’s most influential performers in both the WTC final and the Ashes series. It is also worth noting that Lyon ranks first on the list of WTC players with the most wickets. Lyon has taken 139 wickets in the tournament. His performances could be crucial for Australia.