The Indian team will play against Australia from June 7 to June 11 at the Kennington Oval in London. This match will be the final of the second edition of the World Test Championship. In this match, Team India led by Rohit Sharma will face the Australian team led by Pat Cummins. This is the second consecutive final of the Indian team in this championship. In the first edition, New Zealand won the title by defeating India in the final. Virat Kohli was the captain of the team at that time, but this time the reins are in the hands of Rohit. On the other hand, if we talk about the record of Oval, then only two Indian captains have been able to win here.
In such a situation, defeating Australia at the Oval in front of Rohit Sharma is going to be an ordeal. However, the Indian team has so far only faced England on this ground. For the first time, the Indian team is going to face any team other than England on this ground. The special thing is that in the recent Border Gavaskar Trophy also, Team India has come after defeating the Kangaroo team. But those were Indian conditions but this match is to be held in English conditions where the Indian team will have to be careful with the Australian pacers. More than one fast bowler like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Scott Boland are included in this team. In such a situation, this test of Team India will not be easy.
Team India won the Oval for the first time under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar
Only two Indian captains victorious in 87 years at The Oval
If we talk about the record of Team India at the Oval ground in London, then the team played the first Test match here in 1936. Since then, India has played 14 Test matches here. Out of which 7 have been drawn and in five the team has lost. Apart from this, two matches have been won by the Indian team here, but two wins in front of five defeats show that the history of playing on this ground has not been special for Team India. In 1971, under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar, the team won here for the first time, defeating England by 4 wickets. After this, in the year 2021, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the team registered a resounding victory by defeating England by 157 runs. After Wadekar and Kohli, now Rohit Sharma has a chance to create history on this ground.
Team India won the Oval Test in 2021 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli
India last played a Test match here in the year 2021 and in that match the team registered a resounding victory under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and the coaching of Ravi Shastri. This was the same series whose last Test match could not be played due to Corona. India was ahead 2-1 in this series. The team won two spectacular matches in this series, one of them being a 157-run victory at The Oval. The then vice-captain Rohit Sharma scored a century in this match. On the other hand, the pace attack of Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah, Shardul Thakur destroyed the opposing batsmen. Although, Bumrah is not there this time but Shami will lead the pace attack this time, who is in excellent form.
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