Former Australian Test skipper Ricky Pointing issues a warning for the Australian team ahead of the ICC World Test Championship Final against India. He said that Virat Kohli will be the big threat for them and a prize wicket for them as he recently told him that he’s at his absolute best.
“He said to me that he actually feels like he’s almost back to his absolute best,” Ricky Ponting touts Virat Kohli as big threat for Australia in WTC Final
The excitement for the ICC World Test Championship 2023 is building up. Things are getting intense as we approach the summit clash of the championship. The final is set to take place from June 7 to 11 at the Oval with a reserve day in place (12 June).
Australia and India will clash with each other in the big match and it’s fair to say that game will keep every cricket lover on their toes. Both the teams will have named the star studded squad and one of the key battles that will be watch out for will be between Virat Kohli and Australian bowlers.
Virat Kohli has regained his full touch and will be the vital cog for India in the World Test Championship Final. He will on the radar of Australian bowlers and if they don’t get him early in the innings, he’ll be a real threat for them as he has a track record against Australia.
Ricky Ponting reveals that he recently met Virat Kohli and he told him that he’s at his absolute best and Australia will be eager to take his wicket. Speaking on ICC review, he said:
“I caught up with Virat about a month ago when we played them in Bangalore. And I had a good chat to him about his batting and where he was at and his career. And he said to me then that he actually feels like he’s almost back to his absolute best. You probably saw that last night, you know, he’s had a very good IPL and I’m sure he’ll be the prize wicket that all the Australians are looking are looking forward to.”
India and Australia squad for WTC Final
Here’s the Indian squad for the WTC Final
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.
Here’s the Australian squad for the WTC Final
Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, David Warner