The much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final is just around the corner, and Indian captain Rohit Sharma has expressed the immense importance of winning this prestigious title. According to Sharma, test cricket is the epitome of the sport, and victory in the final would be more significant for his team.
The final is scheduled from June 7 to 11 at The Oval. India will face Australia in what promises to be an exhilarating clash. In anticipation of the match, Sharma has urged the entire 15-man squad to remain prepared, as the conditions in England are unpredictable.
Sharma, who is determined to lead his team to success, highlighted Test cricket’s challenges. He expressed his desire to guide the current Indian squad towards glory and secure multiple ICC titles, as the nation last won an ICC trophy in 2013.
Rohit’s statement is completely different from head coach Rahul Dravid’s remark, who said that India are not under any urgency to win the ICC trophy. Earlier, Virat Kohli made a shocking statement before the final of the previous edition of WTC. He said winning the final was unimportant, but the process was. India went on to lose that game against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, India’s qualification for the WTC final came after their impressive 2-1 victory against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. When questioned about the team composition, Sharma emphasized the need for all 15 players to be prepared, given the ever-changing conditions in England.
While Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, confirmed the inclusion of fast bowler Scott Boland in their XI, Sharma stated that India’s playing XI would be decided on the day of the match.