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Oval is one of the best batting wickets in England: Rohit ahead of WTC final

Rohit Sharma on WTC Final 2023

India and Australia will meet in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final on June 7 at London’s The Oval, as The Men in Blues captain Rohit Sharma addresses the press.

Meanwhile, India captain Rohit Sharma appeared confident ahead of the championship match against Australia, referring to The Oval as one of England’s top-hitting grounds.

Given that India’s last visit to this stadium resulted in a magnificent Test century from the hitman, everyone will be following Team India captain Sharma’s performance in the India vs Australia encounter. In 2021, Team India faced England on this pitch, and the visitors won because to a remarkable effort by Rohit, who made 127 runs in 256 balls.

The skipper addressed how much he relies on his instincts to handle bowlers ahead of the key match, as well as how the weather fluctuates all the time, which is an obstacle for players.

Rohit Sharma comments ahead of the WTC Final

“The weather keeps changing a lot, so you have to keep concentrating for longer periods of time and that is the challenge of this format. You have got to keep concentrating for longer periods of time. You will get that intuition when to take the bowlers on, and you have to be ready for it,”

said Sharma as quoted by India Today.

Knowing the scoring trends of prior players who have had success at the Oval, according to Rohit, is a good idea.

“You have to understand what your strengths are. It is nice to know the pattern of scoring runs here as we know that this is one of the best batting wickets in England. You get value for your shots, the square boundaries are quite quick, and it is about giving yourself the best chance of having success here,”

he further added.

In its second cycle, India and Australia will compete for the ICC World Test Championship title, with the final set to commence on June 7 at the Oval in London. India lost the WTC 2021 final against New Zealand, who defeated Virat Kohli’s side by eight wickets at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Australia won the WTC points table in the 2021-23 cycle with 66.67 PCT in 19 Tests, while India qualified for the final with 58.8 PCT after defeating the Kangaroos 2-1 at home in the just-finished Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.

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