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WTC Final: Rahane’s return, trust on KL Rahul, five big things about the team selected for WTC final

The BCCI has announced the Indian team for the final match of the World Test Championship to be played on the soil of England. After domestic cricket, Ajinkya Rahane, who is rocking with his bat in IPL 2023, has returned.

At the same time, the team management has once again shown confidence in KL Rahul, who is yearning for continuous runs. The final match of the WTC between India and Australia is to be played at The Oval from June 7. Let us tell you five big things related to team selection.

Return of ajinkya rahane
Ajinkya Rahane, who scored runs in domestic cricket, has returned to the Indian team after 15 months. Rahane’s performance was phenomenal in the Ranji Trophy and he was the highest run-scorer for Mumbai. Rahane scored a total of 634 runs in 7 matches and during this time he had a double century with the bat and an excellent inning of 191 runs against Assam. At the same time, Rahane, an inexperienced right-handed batsman, is making a lot of noise with his bat in IPL 2023 as well.

Akshar Patel gets a chance
Akshar Patel, who made the batsmen dance fiercely with his spinning balls on Indian soil, has also got a place in the team selected for the final of the World Test Championship. Akshar will be seen playing on English soil for the first time. Akshar may not have the experience of playing on foreign soil, but he can prove to be a trump card for the Indian team with his bowling and batting.

Trust on KL Rahul remains intact
Indian team’s unwavering faith in KL Rahul, who is battling for runs in international cricket these days, still remains intact. Rahul has been included in the team for the WTC final. Even in Test cricket, Rahul’s recent form is very poor and he has scored only 125 runs in the last 10 innings. The last half-century in the Test with Rahul’s bat came out on 3 January 2022.

KS Bharat got place
As a wicket-keeper, the selectors have shown faith in KS Bharat in the team for the WTC final. Bharat’s performance may not have been anything special with the bat, but he has impressed a lot with his wicketkeeping. This is the reason why in the absence of Rishabh Pant, the team management has bet on him. Bharat was also a part of the team in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played against Australia.

Chopped leaf of Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has not been given a chance in the team selected for the final of the World Test Championship. Surya made his Test debut against Australia this year. However, he could not show anything special with the bat and went on to score just 8 runs. Not only in Tests, but in ODIs as well, Surya has not been able to do anything special in the recent past and this has gone against him.