LONDON – Australia’s top batsman Steve Smith expects a batting pitch in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval but also believes his team will be able to improve as the game progresses. India may face similar situation.
The oval pitch provides speed and bounce and the conditions there are considered to be ideal for batting. India may look to include their star spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI to take full advantage of the situation. “The spinners can get help at the Oval, especially as the game progresses,” said Smith. increases, so we have to play. For some matches.” Situations like India may be faced in stages.
But the Oval is a great place to play cricket, he told cricket.com.au ahead of the WTC finals starting on June 7. His outfield is very fast. It is a great place to bat and like other pitches in England it has pace and bounce. As the series progressed, however, his batsmen began to adapt to spin-friendly conditions.
Smith was the captain in the third Test match which Australia won in Indore. Smith said, “WTC is a great initiative. It makes every match we play relevant. “It’s very exciting for us to qualify at the top and face India in the final,” he said. India will probably have more fans than Australia but I am sure it will be a great match and all the players are looking forward to playing in it.