WTC Final 2023: India is all set to face Australia in the all-important final of the 2022–23 World Test Championship. The match will take place at the Kennington Oval in London between June 7 and 11. Team India will fly to the UK after the conclusion of the ongoing Indian Premier League. Team India already missed the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer due to injuries, while Rishabh Pant is recovering from the accident he suffered.

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However, the team sustained another blow when KL Rahul was ruled out of the WTC final after suffering an injury in the IPL 2023 while captaining the Lucknow Super Giants. On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Rahul’s replacement for the WTC final. It was star wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan who will replace the LSG skipper for the all-important game.

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Ishan’s inclusion in the team didn’t get great reactions from some former cricketers and fans. Some questioned the decision and said that Wriddhiman Saha would be a great choice. Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody was one of them, and he said that Saha was a great choice as compared to Ishan. He also said that the left-hander will struggle in English conditions against the Australian pace attack. In a discussion on ESPN Cricinfo, Moody said,

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“From my perspective, the way I look at it, from an outsider looking in, Saha is by far the superior keeper. Saha brings 15 years of experience. I think in England, at that time of the year, when the final is going to be played, or this Test Championship is going to be played, we are going to see the Duke ball not behave in favour of the batter. It’s going to be bowler-friendly. I think, Ishan Kishan, in those conditions, is vulnerable.”

Furthermore, he also highlighted the difference between the two keepers. He said that because the batting position would be the same, it would not have made a big difference, but in the final, you need experience. Ishan has played 48 red-ball games in his domestic career and has scored 2985 runs at an average of 38.76 with six centuries and 16 half-centuries.

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