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Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India Practice Session - The Oval, London, Britain - June 4, 2023 General view of India players during practice Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

LONDON (Reuters) - Facts and figures ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and Australia at The Oval starting on Wednesday.

This is India's second appearance in the WTC final after losing the inaugural game in 2021 to New Zealand.


The Oval, London (27,500 capacity)


June 7-11, play starts at 0930 GMT


Winner: $1.6 million

Runner-up: $800,000


World ranking: 1

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Coach: Rahul Dravid

Top-ranked batsman: Rohit Sharma (11)

Top-ranked bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin (1)

India squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan


World ranking: 2

Captain: Pat Cummins

Coach: Andrew McDonald

Top-ranked batsman: Marnus Labuschagne (1)

Top-ranked bowler: Pat Cummins (3)

Australia squad: Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Michael Neser, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner


2021: India won by three wickets (Brisbane)

2023: India won by an innings and 132 runs (Nagpur)

2023: India won by six wickets (Delhi)

2023: Australia won by nine wickets (Indore)

2023: Match drawn (Ahmedabad)


While Australia topped the WTC table to book their spot in the showpiece event, India sealed second place after New Zealand denied Sri Lanka the opportunity to move up the standings with a tense last-ball victory.


1 Australia 66.67 152 11 3 5

2 India 58.8 127 10 5 3

3 South Africa 55.56 100 8 6 1

4 England 46.97 124 10 8 4


Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) and Richard Illingworth (England)

Third Umpire: Richard Kettleborough (England)

Fourth Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (West Indies)

(Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonali Paul)

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