Wasim Akram has some advice for Indian seamen ahead of the WTC final. Wasim Akram has some advice for Indian seamen ahead of the WTC final.
The anticipation for the World Test Championship 2023 is at an all-time high. Both India and Australia gearing up for the showdown, which is due to begin on June 7 at the Oval in London. It will be the second consecutive WTC final to be held in England. Following the clash between India and New Zealand in the 2021 final in Southampton.
Former Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram has some words of wisdom for Indian bowlers ahead of the big match. The great left-arm fast bowler has warned Indian seamers not to get carried away with the new ball and offer Australia extra runs.
Akram also stated that the Oval pitch normally favors teams from the subcontinent, but because this would be the first Test played at the stadium in June, he cannot predict how the field will behave.
“Normally, this pitch favors teams from the subcontinent, but whenever we toured here… it was always at the end of August or the beginning of September.” This one is in June, the square is new, and the ball is completely different as a Dukes,” he continued.
At the Oval, Wasim Akram recorded his greatest figures in England.
Notably, Wasim Akram holds the record for most Test wickets with 414 in 104 appearances. He collected 6/67 in the first innings of the fifth and final Test of the series at the Oval, his best-ever Test statistics in England. His outstanding bowling performance helped his team win the series 2-1.
Meanwhile, India and Australia are finishing up their preparations for the big game and deciding on the best team combinations for the final. India has the advantage over Australia, having beaten them in the last four Test series; but, they will be without their best players Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant, giving Australia a significant advantage.