India won the toss and decided to bat against Australia.

New Delhi:

The final match of the ICC World Test Championship 2023 is being played between India and Australia. In this match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first against Australia. India has not given R Ashwin a chance in their playing XI. At the same time, in this match, the captains of both India and Australia also achieved a special position as soon as they stepped on the field.

Actually, this is the 50th Test match of Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins. Rohit Sharma has previously scored 49 runs in 45 matches played for India at an average of 66.3379. He has scored 2002 runs at home. Rohit has scored 8 centuries and 6 half-centuries on Indian soil. Rohit Sharma also has a great record against Australia. Rohit Sharma has scored 11 runs in 650 Test matches played against Australia. During this time his average has been 34.21. Rohit Sharma has scored a century and three half-centuries in 20 innings against Australia.

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Congratulations to #TeamIndia Captain @ImRo45 on a special half-century 😃

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On the other hand, this is also the 50th Test match of Australian Test captain Pat Cummins. Pat Cummins has taken 217 wickets so far. Pat Cummins has taken five wickets in an innings 8 times during this period, while in one match he has also managed to take 10 wickets. Cummins has also scored runs for Australia with the bat. Pat Cummins has scored 924 runs including two half-centuries.

Talking about the match, by lunch on the first day, the Indian team was successful in showing the way to the pavilion to both the Australian openers. Shardul Thakur gave Team India the first success in the form of Usman Khawaja while Mohammed Siraj caught David Warner for 43 runs.

Playing XI of both countries

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Lebuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Sreekar Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

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