India and Australia are gearing up for the highly anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) final 2023 at the Oval in London, scheduled for June 7. With the teams gathering in London, former England captain Nasser Hussain has shared his prediction, favoring India to emerge victorious. Reflecting on India’s back-to-back final appearances, Hussain believes they have the potential to learn from their past mistakes.
Hussain highlighted the intense competition faced by Australian batsmen against Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the recent home series. However, he emphasized that India’s ability to adapt to different conditions gives them an edge, especially in English conditions.
The former captain expressed his thoughts, stating, “I think India, as they showed in Australia, can win in any conditions… if the sun shines at The Oval, they can go with their formula of two spinners, two seamers, and have (Shardul) Thakur as your third seamer.”
Hussain also reflected on India’s previous WTC final against New Zealand, pointing out that misreading the conditions was a significant mistake. He mentioned that fielding two spinners in cloudy and cold weather will not be ideal.
However, he acknowledged India’s strong performance at The Oval in the past, including their victory against England in the previous series. As the teams prepare for the crucial match, the outcome of the championship remains to be seen. The battle between India and Australia promises to be captivating, with both sides aiming to claim the ultimate prize.
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the final showdown, India remains focused on their preparations and remains determined to seize the coveted WTC title.