Team India for WTC final 2023: Team India has reached the final of the World Test Championship for the second consecutive time. The last time it faced a defeat was in 2021 against New Zealand in the title match.
Team India has been announced for the final of the World Test Championship. Veteran Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has returned to the team. He was dropped after the tour of South Africa last year. The Indian team will take on Australia in the final match to be played from June 7-11. This match will be played at The Oval in England. Besides Rahane, fast bowler Shardul Thakur has also returned to the team.
Why did Rahane get a chance?
Actually, Suryakumar Yadav was given a trial by Team India in the Test. While Shreyas Iyer is injured. While Rahane has had a great performance in this IPL. Ajinkya Rahane, 34, has played a stellar role in Chennai’s performance.
Rahane has so far scored 209 runs in five matches in this IPL with a strike rate of 199.04. This is the highest strike rate of any batsman this season. Fans and cricket pundits are also surprised to see his batting.
The kind of batting Rahane did in the match against KKR was really surprising. In that match, Rahane played those shots in his 71-run innings off 29 balls, which reminded AB de Villiers. Even in the match against Mumbai, Rahane scored 61 runs in 27 balls.
Rohit Sharma will continue to captain the team. team with them Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rahane, and KL Rahul. KS Bharat has been selected as a specialist keeper. Fast bowlers include Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Jaydev Unadkat. At the same time, the responsibility of the spin department will fall on Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja.
These players are also out along with Surya.
Yadav has not been selected for the team. Apart from Suryakumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Ishan Kishan are also not in the team selected for the third and fourth Test against the Kangaroo team. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer is away from professional cricket for a long time due to injury. He could not even play in IPL. Shreyas Iyer is away from professional cricket for a long time due to injury. He couldn’t even play in IPL. Shreyas Iyer is away from professional cricket for a long time due to injury. He couldn’t even play in IPL.
Rahane has played 82 Tests for India.
Ajinkya Rahane played the last Test for India on January 11, 2022, against South Africa. He was dropped from the team after that match. He has scored 4932 runs in 82 Tests for India at an average of 38.52. During this one, 12 centuries and 25 half-centuries have come off his bat. Rahane, who has captained India in many matches, returned to the Indian team after 15 months.
Rahane got the benefit of the Ranji Trophy and IPL performance.
Rahane has scored only half-centuries in his last Test innings. For this reason, he was dropped from the team. Rahane has done exceptionally well in the last Ranji Trophy season. He scored 634 runs at an average of 57.63 with the help of two centuries for Mumbai. However, his team could not make it to the round of 16.
Rahane performed brilliantly in IPL. He has scored 209 runs in five innings at an average of 52.25 for Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His strike rate is 199.04. Rahane got the benefit of this and was selected for the team. They also benefited from Shreyas Iyer’s absence and Suryakumar Yadav’s poor Test performance.
India Test team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, KS Bharat (goalkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.
The last time the team was defeated was in the final of the Test Championship.
the Indian team reached the final of the World Test Championship for the second time in a row. The last time it faced a defeat was in 2021 against New Zealand in the title match. Team India performed brilliantly in the 2021-23 Test Championship season. They finished second in the points table behind Australia.
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