Jadeja, Gill & Rahane reach London for WTC Final, to join practice on Thursday
Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane will join the squad in Sussex and begin practice on Thursday
WTC Final 2023: The last batch of WTC players comprising Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja have reached London today. The players’ delay in arrival was due to IPL 2023 final on May 28. Gill, Shami, and Bharat played for GT, while Rahane and Jadeja turned out for CSK. With IPL 2023 done and dusted, Rahane, Gill, Jadeja, and Bharat jetted off the Oval for the summit IND vs AUS WTC Final. Bharat and Rahane confirmed their arrival in London. Follow World Test Championship Final 2023 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.
WTC Final 2023: India squad complete for WTC, Rahul Dravid to begin training session
With the team India squad complete for WTC Final, head coach Rahul Dravid will hold a full training session. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Axar Patel had their first training sessions. While Kohli and Rohit had extended batting sessions, Axar, Shardul, and Siraj had bowling sessions in Oval. The conditions in Oval will be vastly different from India.
Dravid wants the players to get in the Test groove ahead of the mega finale against Australia. India won’t play any warm-up games ahead of WTC Final starting from June 7. Rohit Sharma and Co will play Intra Squad games.
WTC Final: India aim to lift the WTC final on second attempt, Dravid to decide on team combination
This is the second time India will play the WTC final. A lot has changed in the two years. Virat Kohli has relinquished Test captaincy, and Ravi Shastri has stepped down from the coaching role.
Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid have stepped up in captain and coach roles respectively. India have assembled a strong squad for the WTC squad, but it will boil down to the final playing XI.
With the Oval pitch a bit drier than the other pitches, India might be tempted to play two spinners in Jadeja and Ashwin. Last time, both spinners played WTC Final against New Zealand.
India Squad WTC Final: India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadakt, Umesh Yadav.
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