Analysis of the opening partnerships of India and Australia Ahead of WTC Final

WTC final

India and Australia will play in the World Test Champion (WTC 2023) final in London. The intense contest is all set to take place on the 7th of June 2023. The opening partnership is the most crucial element in cricket as it sets the tone for the middle order to score runs quickly and without fear. In a final like WTC 2023, the opening pair will play a crucial role for both teams. Let’s take a look at the opening pair of both teams.

The most crucial batting order partnership in cricket is the opening two. Their task is to set the tone for the innings since they are the first two batters to take on the bowling attack. A strong opening partnership may provide the team with a strong platform upon which to develop, while a weak one might put the side at a disadvantage right away.

The Indian captain Rohit Sharma is likely to open in the WTC 2023 final with Ishan Kishan. Shubhman Gill was also named in the squad. Rohit Sharma has been out of form in red-ball cricket for a while as he could not contribute much in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. The WTC final would be a test for the opening pair as well. Even Ishan Kishan failed to impress with his batting on international level.

As far as the Australian team is concerned, Pat Cummins will be seen leading the side. The responsibility of the opening would be on the shoulders of David Warner as well as man-in-form Usman Khawaja. Both openers are in super form and excelled against India in the Border-Gavaskar trophy in 2023.

If we see the opening pairs of both teams through the lens of performance, Australian openers have the upper hand. Both the openers have a long experience of playing and excelling in red-ball cricket. In terms of opening pairs, the Australian team is slightly ahead of the Indian team.