Australian team announced for WTC-final against India
Australian team announced for WTC-final against India: Marcus Harris, Inglis and Mitchell Marsh return, Todd Murphy also in place
Australia has announced a 17-man squad for the World Test Championship final. The final will be played at the Oval ground in England from June 7 to 11. This final match is to be between India and Australia. Team India has reached the final for the second time in a row. At the same time, in the first World Test Championship final played in 2021, India had to face defeat by New Zealand by eight wickets.
The Australian team has announced the squad for the World Test Championship final on Wednesday morning and the subsequent two Test matches of the Ashes series. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh has returned to the team after 4 years for the final. Spinner Todd Murphy, who made his Test debut in Nagpur on the Indian tour two months ago, was also given a place in the team.
Mitchell Marsh has been rewarded for his stellar performance in the ODI series against India. He was not given a place in the team in the Test series before the ODI series. Marsh has returned to the Test team after four years. He played his last Test in 2019. During the ODI series on the Indian tour, Marsh scored 194 runs in 3 matches at an average of 97.
At the same time, Marcus Harris, who was out of the Test team on the tour of India, has also been given a place in the team for the final. Harris has been selected as the opener backup. At the same time, Josh Inglis has also been included in the Test team for the first time. He is yet to make his Test debut for Australia.
The Australian team management has reposed faith in opener David Warner for the WTC final. Warner's bat could not run in the Test series against India. He could not give a good start to the team. Warner was seen struggling in front of the Indian bowlers, especially the spinners. He scored just 26 runs in the first two matches at an average of 8.66. Even after that the team management has reposed faith in him.
At the same time, the command of fast bowling will be on the shoulders of Australian captain Pat Cummins. Apart from them, left-arm fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Jose Hazlewood and Scott Boland have been included in the team. At the same time, Cameron Green and Mitchell Marsh have been given a chance as fast bowling all-rounders. Cameron Green also scored 135 runs at an average of 67.50 in two Tests against India two months back. However, he could not succeed in taking wickets.
Spinners Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy have got a place in the 17-member Kangaroo team. Murphy made his debut for Australia in the Nagpur Test on the Indian tour. He took 14 wickets in 4 matches at an economy rate of 2.56. Lion, on the other hand, took 22 wickets at an economy rate of 2.59. After the World Test Championship, the first Test against England is to be played at Edgbaston from June 16 while the second Test is to be played at Lord's from June 28.
Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Mark Harris, Jos Hejluvad, Travis Head, Jos Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Rainn Shaw, Steve Smith (sub) -Captain), Mitchell Starc and David Warner.