The Indian cricket team managed to retain the prestigious Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Test cricket. The fourth Test between India and Australia concluded on Monday (March 13) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match was settled as a draw with the consent of both the teams. With this, India won the series 2-1. At the same time, the Indian team also entered the finals of the World Test Championship for the second time in a row. After this match, now India will directly enter this final match without playing any test match. In view of this historic match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma made an important statement.
The Indian team had a chance to win the match and enter the World Test Championship final. At the same time, if New Zealand wins in the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match, India would get direct. New Zealand won the match by two wickets, giving India a ticket to the final.
India have qualified for the World Test Championship final!
They’ll take on Australia at The Oval for the #WTC23 mace!
— ICC (@ICC) March 13, 2023
Now how will the Indian team prepare for the World Test Championship final? When asked this question in the press conference after the match, captain Rohit Sharma said,
“The IPL league matches will end by May 21. We will try to send the six players from the team who were out at that time to England immediately. There, these players will be asked to practice on the Duke ball to acclimate to the environment. Because the Duke ball will be used in this final.”
The World Test Championship will see the Indian team play in the final for the second time in a row. The Indian team will play two hands against Australia in this final match which will be played from June 6 at Ohl.
(Indian Captain Rohit Sharma Reveals His Plan About WTC Final And IPL)