The much-awaited India vs Australia World Test Championship (WTC) Final is scheduled to be played in England from June 7-11 at The Oval. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has identified two key players from the Indian team who could pose a major threat to Australia in the final.
Pujara’s Excellent Batting Record
Cheteshwar Pujara, known for his solid batting technique, has an impressive record against Australia. He has scored more Test runs against Australia than against any other team in his cricketing career. Pujara has accumulated 2033 runs in 24 Tests against Australia, including five centuries and 11 half-centuries. His batting average against Australia stands at an impressive 50.82.
Kohli’s Strong Test Record
Virat Kohli, the Indian team’s captain, has also shown his prowess against Australia in Test matches. He has amassed 1979 runs in 24 matches against Australia, including eight centuries and five half-centuries. Kohli’s average against Australia is 48.26. In the recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he scored a remarkable 186 runs in the fourth Test, which remains his personal best against Australia in Tests.
Ricky Ponting, while discussing the upcoming WTC Final, emphasized the significance of Pujara and Kohli for the Indian team. He acknowledged Pujara’s ability to trouble the Australian team in the past and highlighted the importance of getting him out early. Ponting also mentioned that Kohli, who has been in good form recently in T20 cricket, is approaching his best and can be a formidable opponent for Australia.
The India vs Australia WTC Final is highly anticipated, and Ricky Ponting believes that the performances of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will play a crucial role in the outcome of the match. Both players have a proven track record against Australia and will be key players for the Indian team in their quest to win the World Test Championship.
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