Indian team captain Rohit Sharma and took to the field to play his 50th Test match on Wednesday (June 07). India and Australia are facing each other in the final of the World Test Championship. This match between both teams was special for Rohit. But for Pat Cummins, the captain of the opposition team, this match can also be called special. Like Rohit, Pat Cummins also crossed an important milestone in his Test career in this match.
Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins both arrived at the ground to play their 50th Test match on Wednesday. The final of the World Test Championship 2021-23 is being played at The Oval Stadium in London. On the first day, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. As a result, the Australian team came to bat first on the green top pitch of The Oval.
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins was appointed as the captain of the Australian cricket team in November 2021. Cummins took over as Tim Paine had to step down as captain of the team. Under Cummins, Australia have won 8 of the 15 matches they have played. In three matches, the Australian team had to accept defeat, while four matches have been drawn. Looking at Cummins’ overall Test career, he has taken 217 wickets in the 49 matches he has played so far. Meanwhile his economy stands at 2.73, while the average stands at 21.50.
On the other hand, if we look at Indian captain Rohit’s Test career, he has scored 3379 runs in 49 matches. During this time he averaged 45.66, while the strike rate stood at 55.94. In this WTC final, fans are expecting a big knock from Rohit, which Rohit has not been able to do for a long time.
Meanwhile, considering the match between the two teams as a whole, the Australian team suffered the first blow in the form of opener Usman Khawaja (). Khawaja did not score a run in 10 balls and was caught in the hands of wicketkeeper KS Bharat off Mohammad Siraj. Australia lost their first wicket in the form of Khawaja when the team’s score was 2. (Aussie Captain Pat Cummins Also Playing 50th Test Along With Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma)