WTC Final: One-off finale is like a World Cup final

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World Test Championship (WTC)It’s like a World Cup final, for a Test match

Ricky Ponting, the former Australian cricket captain, expressed the significance of the World Test Championship (WTC) final in today’s cricket landscape, comparing it to a Cricket World Cup final.

The one-off match between India and Australia will take place at The Oval from June 7 to 11. Ponting emphasized that both teams have earned the right to compete in this crucial game after performing consistently well over the past two years. He urged the players to deliver an aggressive and entertaining Test match, ensuring that fans witness an exciting contest.

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both teams have earned the right to compete

Wasim Akram, the legendary Pakistani left-arm pace bowler, also praised Australia and India as the two best teams in the world, deserving their place in the final after a rigorous two-year cycle. Ravi Shastri, the former Indian cricketer, and coach, highlighted the prestige of playing in a WTC final, stating that it represents the pinnacle achievement after two years of hard work.

Ponting acknowledged the difference in the ball used for the match, noting that the Duke’s ball behaves differently compared to what India and Australia typically use. He mentioned that the neutral venue and the characteristics of the Duke’s ball will pose unique challenges for both teams during the match.

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