10 Jun 2023

India-Australia WTC Final 2023: Kangaroos In Strong Position, Can Team India Make A Fightback

London: The final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) between India and Australia continues at The Oval ground in England. Australia is still in a strong position till the end of the third day's play on Friday. But Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur and the bowlers have made a small comeback for India.

Marnus Labuschagne will take Australia's innings ahead with Green on the fourth day. India will have to try to continue the attacking bowling. They can bring Jadeja in front of Labuschagne and get Shami or Siraj bowling from one end. Team India will have to finish Australia's second innings by the first session in any case and stop Australia from making a big score.

India will need a target of less than 350 to stay in match

India will need a target of less than 350 to stay in the match, if the score is more than that, the chances of winning the team will dwindle. After wrapping up Australia, Team India's top-order batsmen will have to shoulder the responsibility and give the team a strong start.

The rest of Team India's batsmen should learn from Rahane's technique in the first innings. They will also have to bat carefully in the initial overs. In the first innings, the team had lost the wickets of its top-4 batsmen within 41 runs, which Team India would not want at all in the second innings.

If Team India gets a target close to 350 or 375, then the batsmen will have to focus on managing the wickets for the whole day and scoring maximum runs. Because the pitch has started breaking up on the third day itself, the batters will have more trouble on the fourth and fifth day.

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