WTC Final 2023, IND vs AUS: With World Test Championship Final 2023 fast approaching, India skipper Rohit Sharma is relived with the blistering form of his fellow opening partner Shubman Gill. The 23-year-old is having time of his life in ongoing Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) as he has scored three centuries in the tournament, latest one coming on Friday in Qualifier 2 vs Mumbai Indians (MI) to take Gujarat Titans into the summit clash vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Shubman Gill’s name was on everyone’s lips on Friday. Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma both praised the opening batter’s 60-ball 129 in the Indian Premier League Qualifier 2.
WTC Final 2023: What did Rohit said?
After losing in IPL 2023 Qualifier 2, Rohit Sharma found some respite in Gill’s form for the upcoming WTC Final 2023.
“Shubman batted really well. Got to give credit to him. He is in great form and I hope he continues that, “Rohit said in the post-match presentation.
The Mumbai captain bemoaned the absence of partnerships while trying to chase Gujarat’s enormous score but acknowledged that his team’s batting has been one of its strengths this year.
“With the batting we had we were quite positive when we went in. Couldn’t stitch enough partnerships. Green and Surya batted well but we lost our way. We spoke about giving it a good crack, we lost a couple of wickets in the powerplay and did not get the momentum when chasing a target like that,” he said.
“Playing this game and qualifying as 3rd gives us a lot of confidence, our batting has been the biggest positive, some of the younger players especially and take it to next season and see what you can do. All the bowling teams have been challenged this season, looking at what happened in the previous game, we had a great performance,” he added.
At the largest cricket stadium in the world, Gill smashed 10 sixes and put on a second-wicket partnership of 138 with Sai Sudharsan, who scored 43, to completely destroy the opposition’s attack.
Before he set his IPL best and the highest score of this season, he overtook Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis (851 runs) as the season’s top hitter.
ICC World Test Championship 2023
Australia and India will face off in the second World Test Championship Final at the Oval in London from June 7 to June 11, 2023. Australia has revealed its 17-person squad, led by Pat Cummins. Rohit Sharma will serve as the team’s captain. In addition to all-rounder Shardul Thakur, Ajinkya Rahane has returned to the Test team.
The WTC Final is referred to as the most important contest for nations that play Test cricket.
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