The Australian cricket team were the first to qualify for the ICC World Test Championship final by beating India in the third Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy series.
On the other hand, the Indian cricket team defeated the Australian cricket team in the BGT series by 2-1. On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s loss to New Zealand in the first Test ensured an automatic qualification for India into the WTC Final.
Sri Lanka’s defeat also meant the end of the road for WTC final qualification. The ICC World Test Championship final between Team India and Australia will go all guns blazing from June 7 to June 11 at The Oval, with June 12 set as the reserve day.
It is going to be a spectacular battle between these two heavyweights. The Kennington Oval is a batting-friendly wicket and hence we can expect batters to express themselves in full flow as the game progresses.
KL Rahul will be my wicketkeeper in the WTC Final: Harbhajan Singh
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-man squad for the ICC World Test Championship final against Australia today.
Rohit Sharma will be leading the pack from the front whereas Ajinkya Rahane’s entry into the squad surprised the fans of the cricket fraternity. However, the board decided to stick to KS Bharat as the wicketkeeper for the WTC final, although KL Rahul is there in the squad.
Meanwhile, former Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh wanted KL Rahul to keep the wickets for the ICC WTC final. While speaking on his YouTube channel, Harbhajan Singh added that KL Rahul will be his wicketkeeper in the WTC final against Australia.
Some feel that the team management picked KS Bharat as wicketkeeper because they want KL Rahul to play as a pure batsman in the ICC WTC Final.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Harbhajan Singh’s statement:
No impact player Chance in WTC https://t.co/I6GDZIDWhL
— MK_MB_VK (@MK_MB_VK) April 25, 2023
Bhajji organising a separate match in Jalandhar, KL Rahul will be the keeper and he himself will lead the spin attack 🥳🥳
— Bhupender Thakur (@MisterBeeTee) April 25, 2023
Kl Rahul as a batsman in England has a good record but it doesn't mean he will be our wk in the wtc finals so ks bharat should walk away and do the job with ease and gill and Rohit should clutch from the start
— jetha hi🏆ler 🐦 (@sterns_haschen) April 25, 2023
KL rahul should deny this he should play as a pure batsman
— I.P.S🏌️ (@Plant_Warrior) April 25, 2023
Good thing, he is not selector / captain
— Neel Shah (@neelmamania) April 25, 2023
Harbhajan Singh afraid if KL Rahul not get a chance to get playing 11 WTC 2023final K S Bharat he is a professional wicket-keeper batsman
— Arvind Raghava (@ArvindRaghava5) April 25, 2023