As the IPL 2023 nears its conclusion, both India and Australia have announced the complete squads for the upcoming World Test Championship. This marquee Test match will be played from June 7 to 11, 2023 at the Oval in London and will crown the best team in the longest format for the 2021-23 period.
The Aussies had announced a 17-players touring party on April 19 while the Men in Blue originally named their squad on April 25, which saw the return of Ajinkya Rahane and confirmation of the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. But on May 8, BCCI issued an update which ruled top-order batter KL Rahul out of the match. The Karnataka batter got injured while playing in the IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Rahul was then replaced by Ishan Kishan in the squad.
Now both teams have announced their final squads with a few standby players for the WTC Final in London. The Australian side saw no changes but the Indian team brought in Yashasvi Jaiswal as the replacement for Ruturaj Gaikwad in the stand-by players list.
Here are the final India and Australia squads for the World Test Championship final:
Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, David Warner.
Standby players: Mitch Marsh, Matthew Renshaw
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk).
Standby players: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav