At the Oval in London starting on June 7, Mohammed Siraj will play Australia in the next World Test Championship 2023 final.
Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood praised Mohammad Siraj on his recent achievements for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Siraj was an entirely different person throughout this season. One of the most obvious changes he underwent over the last year was his accuracy on the powerplay and his demonstration of control over his line and length in the death. Due to an injury, Hazlewood was sidelined for the bulk of the IPL, but Siraj made sure that RCB never noticed.
The 29-year-old was capable of contending in every metric a bowler is permitted to enter.
Hazlewood was reported by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as saying, “He was on fire before I got there (to RCB this year). He bowls effectively and had excellent control.
“He is up there at the top of the wickets every time, and the economy rate was probably the thing as bowling at Chinnaswamy (RCB’s home ground) is sometimes impossible, and he was going at six or six-and-a-half an over,” said Hazlewood.
At the Oval in London starting on 7 June, Siraj will take the pitch against Australia in the forthcoming World Test Championship 2023 final.
The majority of the Indian team’s players arrived in the UK on Tuesday, and they’ll be aiming to seize the moment and triumph in the WTC Final. India was beaten by New Zealand in the World Test Championship final the previous year.
Some players have the potential to be vital for the Indian squad in this encounter.
The man to watch out for will be India’s star hitter Virat Kohli, who has 8416 runs scored in 183 innings. Against South Africa in 2019, he achieved his best score of 254. In Test format, he has amassed 28 hundreds and 28 half-centuries. He has a 48.93 batting average.
In 174 innings of Test play, Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 7514 runs. 206 versus England in 2012 was his greatest score. He has 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries to his credit. He has a 43.88 batting average.
Mohammed Siraj has played in 18 Test matches and got 47 wickets. One of the most significant young players in test cricket, he has been.
The right-arm fast bowler has defeated England with the most wickets. Siraj defeated England by taking 21 wickets. Mohammed Siraj’s first five-wicket haul of 2021 came against Australia. 14 of his wickets came against Australia.
Umesh Yadav has 168 wickets in 110 Tests so far in his career. Three five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul have each been taken by Yadav. Umesh amassed a 10-wicket haul against the West Indies in 2018. His six wickets for 88 runs against the West Indies were his best bowling stats.
In the championship match versus Australia, Ravichandran Ashwin is absolutely essential for India. His batting has shown to be important for India in Test format. In 92 Test matches, Ashwin has 474 wickets to his name. He has taken seven 10-wicket hauls and 32 five-wicket hauls combined.
Ashwin has played 131 innings and scored 3129 runs. Against the West Indies in 2016, he recorded his best score of 124. He has five century and 13 half-centuries to his credit.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk).
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (capt), Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Steven Smith (vice-capt), Mitchell Starc, David Warner.