The Indian cricket team defeated Australia 2–1 in the 4-match Border-Gavaskar series. With this, Team India has also booked the ticket for the final of the World Test Championship. Since 2014, till now the Australian team has not been able to beat India in any Test series. Now Australia will once again face India in the final of the World Test Championship. Team India captain Rohit Sharma has already made a great plan for this big match.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that Indian players whose IPL teams could not make it to the playoffs of this T20 league can take part in a two-week adaptation camp in London ahead of the WTC final against Australia. The WTC final will be played in June, right after the IPL. The IPL final is on May 29 while the WTC final begins on June 7 at The Oval. Cheteshwar Pujara is the only current regular India Test player who is not a part of the IPL.
Rohit said that it is very important for us. We will be in constant touch with all the players who are going to play in that final and will monitor their workload and see what is happening with them. He said that around May 21, there will be six teams which will probably be out of the IPL playoff race and therefore whatever players are available, we will try to get them to UK as soon as possible.
Team India fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav are expected to play regularly for their respective franchises. He is likely to feature in at least 12 of the 14 group league games and it will be important to keep an eye on his workload. Rohit said that we are sending some Dukes balls to all the fast bowlers.
It gives them time to bowl but it all depends on the individual players. Unlike the SG Test in India and the Kookaburra in Australia, Tests in England are played with Dukes balls. It remains to be seen how much time Shami, Umesh and Siraj manage to find between travel, matches and busy schedules.