Australia’s top batsman Steve Smith is hopeful that the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval will be a batting-friendly pitch but at the same time feels that his team may face India-like conditions as the game progresses. Is. The pitch in Ovens provides pace and bounce and the conditions there are considered conducive for batting. India can look to include their star spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI to take full advantage of the conditions. Smith said, ‘The spinners can get help at the Oval, especially as the game progresses, so we need to play at certain stages of the match. I may have to face conditions like India. “But the Oval is a great place to play cricket,” he told cricket.com.au ahead of the WTC final starting on June 7. His outfield is very fast. It is a very good place to bat and has pace and bounce like other pitches in England.
Australia had recently suffered a 1-2 defeat in the four-Test series in India. As the series progressed, however, his batsmen began to adjust to conditions favorable to the spinners. Smith was the captain in the third Test match that Australia won in Indore.
Smith said, ‘WTC is a wonderful initiative. This makes every match we play relevant. It is very thrilling for us to qualify on top and face India in the final. He said, ‘I am sure that there will be a large number of visitors. India will probably have more fans than Australia but I am sure it will be a great match and all the players are excited to play in it.