The final of the World Test Championship 2023 is coming up in just a few weeks. India and Australia are getting ready to play each other for the chance to be named the second World Champions of the oldest version of the game. On June 7, at The Oval in London, the two teams will play against each other. Ricky Ponting, the former captain of Australia, has said that he wants the top match to have a clear winner.
Ponting said that the cricket world doesn’t want a tie, so he would tell the two leaders to play hard and aggressive cricket and make sure there’s a winner at the end.
“Oh, look. I think cricket fans all over the world deserve to see an amazing Test match with a winner. We don’t want the game to end in a tie. So I’d tell both captains, “Let’s go out there and play good, hard, aggressive Test cricket.” “Let’s just think about it and make sure there’s something at the end,” Ponting said at a Star Sports event.
The legendary Australian leader went on to say that the two captains should even put their teams on the line to give their teams a chance to win the game, because that’s what the fans deserve.
“If it means putting yourself or your team on the line to, you know, potentially lose the game, you give yourself a chance to win the game by doing it, because I think that’s what everyone who loves the test match wants to see, right?” he added.
India will be in the World Test Championship final for the second time. The first time, they played New Zealand and lost. The team led by Rohit Sharma came in second in the WTC points table, with a score of 58.80.
Australia has an advantage going into the 2023 WTC final.
On the other hand, Australia will be playing in its first WTC final after ending with the most points (66.67 percent) and winning the points table. They almost got to play in the first final in 2021, but they didn’t make it. They came in third, with a points percentage of 69.2, just behind New Zealand, which had a points percentage of 70.
India’s big players have been hurt, so they won’t be able to play in the big game. This gives Australia the upper hand before the match. On the other hand, Australia doesn’t have many illness worries, and many of their players aren’t even playing in the IPL 2023, so they will be fresh for the big game.