India and Australia are preparing to face off in the 2023 World Test Championship final for the right to be proclaimed the second world champions of Test cricket. Prior to the crucial English summer, Australia will play the WTC final at the Oval in London beginning on June 7, followed by the Ashes. They have included Sean Abbot, a seamen, to assist them adjust to English conditions.
In the current season, Abbott has appeared in five matches for Surrey, including two at the Oval, the site of the WTC final and the Ashes. The sprinter, along with Michael Neser, will train with the Australian team in preparation for the WTC final. Prior to the crucial contest, Abbott divulged crucial information about the pitch to his teammates, stating that it is quite fast.
We have been exchanging texts over the past few days. I just stated, “the wicket has been incredibly quick – pull back those slips, brother.” The field we played on last week was lightning fast. The object was in flight through… Abbott was quoted by cricket.com.au as saying, “There was probably more nip for slower batsmen, there was a little bit of swing, but I can assure you there was pace in the wicket.”
The 31-year-old has taken 14 wickets in nine innings for Surrey in division one of the current County Championship, averaging 28.64 with a best of 5/89. Abbott continued his discussion of making his Test debut for Australia by stating that the squad was already brimming with talented players and that he hoped to earn a spot if an injury occurred during the lengthy summer.
Sean Abbott’s goal is to win the Baggy Green.
“Obtaining the Baggy Green is the goal. I have no delusions about the talent and caliber of the players in the squad, as well as the men waiting in the wings. Priority number one was to come to England, play some cricket, learn a great deal, and carry that knowledge back home with me… Then, obviously, the Ashes are on, and you absolutely want to be over here when that is on, and if anything happens, you can be considered an option,” he continued.
Notably, Australia did not qualify for the World Test Championship final in 2021, as they canceled their tour to South Africa due to the Covid-19 virus and fell short of the required points percentage. However, they have made a remarkable comeback in the current cycle by finishing first in the WTC standings and will be anxious to defeat India in the championship match.