The profoundly expected ICC World Test Title (WTC) last started off between two of the heavyweights of the game, India and Australia. The culmination conflict for the whole kit and caboodle is being played at the Oval in London, beginning today.
Australia has been inarguably the most predominant group in ICC occasions somewhat recently. The group barely missed meeting all requirements for the WTC last quite a while back because of docked focus for the delayed over-rate in the Melbourne Test against India in the 2020/21 series.
In any case, the exceptionally energetic Aussies put any misinformation to rest this time by completing the focus table and serenely meeting all requirements for the marquee conflict.
During the 2021-23 cycle, the Australians recorded a great series win in Pakistan and an attracted series in Sri Lanka. The side additionally wrecked adversaries at home, winning eight of their 10 Tests in Australia, with the other two being impasses.
By and large, Pat Cummins and Co. won 11 of their 19 Tests and experienced just three misfortunes in the cycle. Their solitary series rout came on account of India in the subcontinent.
The group’s determined strength all through the cycle saw a few players put their hands up and convey at crucial times to assist Australia with fitting the bill for the great finale.
1 Nathan Lyon:
Australia’s third driving wicket-taker in Test history was undeniably their most important player in the WTC 2021-23 cycle.
The 35-year-old veteran was the main wicket-taker during the WTC cycle, getting 83 wickets in 19 Tests at a normal of 26.97. Lyon’s great bowling included five-wicket takes and best bowling figures of 8/64 in Australia’s renowned triumph against India at Indore.
The boss off-spinner was Australia’s driving wicket-taker in four of their six series in the cycle, including every one of the three subcontinent series’ in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India.
The New South Ribs conceived cricketer has a colossal record against a few of India’s top hitters, having excused Rohit Sharma ( multiple times), Cheteshwar Pujara ( multiple times), and Virat Kohli ( multiple times) in Tests.
Taking into account his structure and incredible record against India, Lyon will be urgent for Australia to cross the last obstacle and come out on top for their most memorable WTC championship.
2 Usman Khawaja:
Usman Khawaja was Australia’s best player in the WTC 2021-23 cycle, scoring 1,608 runs in 16 matches at an amazing normal of 69.91. The rich left-hander is second in the main run-scorers diagram for the cycle and flaunted the best normal among those with more than 1,000 runs.
In any case, the southpaw snatched his chance with two hands when he at last highlighted in the fourth Test, scoring twin hundreds of years at the Syndey Cricket Ground.
The 36-year-old has not thought back since as he top-scored for Australia, with 496 runs in three Tests, in their well-known 1-0 series triumph in Pakistan. Khawaja was additionally pronounced the Player of the Series as the Aussies recorded their most memorable series win in Asia beginning around 2011.
The initial hitter was likewise pivotal in Australia’s latest series in India, as he drove the two teams in scoring with 333 runs at a normal of 47.57.
Usman Khawaja’s fight with India’s new ball bowlers, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj, could go quite far in directing the result of the last.
3 Marnus Labuschagne:
Marnus Labuschagne is the fourth-driving scorer in the 2021-23 WTC cycle, with 1509 runs in 19 matches at a normal of 53.89.
The highest-level Test hitter was predictable all through the cycle with five centuries, including a twofold ton against the West Indies. Labuschagne was the Player of the Series in Australia’s 2-0 defeat of the West Indies and completed as their second-driving scorer in three of the other five series.
The capable No.3 flaunts a brilliant record in Britain, averaging more than 50 with four half-hundreds of years in seven innings.
Since making his Test debut in 2018 against Pakistan, Labuschagne has been a model of consistency, averaging a dazzling 57.52 in 37 matches.