Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal have left for England ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final. The two players will be essential to India’s batting lineup for the much-anticipated match against Australia starting on June 7th.
However, batsman Shubman Gill and fast bowler Mohammed Shami will only be able to join the team after the Indian Premier League (IPL) final in 2023, which clashes with India’s other international commitments.
After winding up their franchise responsibilities for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), Rohit Sharma and replacement candidate Yashasvi Jaiswal have travelled to England for the next World Test Championship (WTC) final.
MI was defeated by the Gujarat Titans (GT) in Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, therefore ending Rohit’s IPL career. Meanwhile, Jaiswal’s season ended with RR finishing fifth in the standings. He was a late replacement for Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is getting married on June 3.
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Jaiswal shared a photo of himself with Rohit on social media, proving that he is definitely a member of the squad for the WTC final against Australia.
He captioned the image: “Off to England for the World Test Championship Final with the one and only @rohitsharma45. I trust I believe.”
Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ajinkya Rahane, for example, are all anticipated to reunite with their colleagues following the IPL 2023 championship game.
“I thought in that cycle we played some really” – Rohit Sharma
India’s captain Rohit Sharma hailed the perseverance of those who helped the country get to the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final. Next month, India and Australia will play in the World Test Championship final for the 2021–2023 cycle at The Oval. In a video that the BCCI posted, Rohit Sharma and a few other senior players discussed the Test team’s trip.
“After the World Test Championship [2021 Final] in Southampton, we quickly had to regroup and get ready for the next cycle. I thought in that cycle we played some really, really tough cricket. We were challenged a lot of times and I thought to come out of that was obviously going to take a lot of character from not just a few individuals, but everyone,” Rohit Sharma says in the video released by BCCI.
“Look, it’s a cycle of two years and we play a lot of Test matches during that period. A lot of players have played in that cycle,” Rohit Sharma added.
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Ajinkya Rahane makes his return to the national team for the WTC final. Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, and KL Rahul are all out with long-term injuries.
Team India’s updated squad for WTC final: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk)