WTC Final 2023: Graeme Swann Predicts The Winner Of ICC Test Championship Between India And Australia

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has expressed that in the mega clash between India and Australia in the final of the ICC Test Championship, he wants to see the men in blue lift the title under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The match will begin today at the Kennington Oval and both teams will lock their horns to be the champion of the longest format.

Talking about the playing conditions, Swann believes that the pitch is going to help the seamers a lot as it looks like a flat, quick wicket with the cover of grass on it. He said that it will be really difficult for the batters to play on such pitch especially in the starting overs. Swann gives the answer in a funny way when asked about the potential winner for this Test Championship.

While having a conversation at the Jio Cinema, Swann said that an English would love to see India beating Australia and win an ICC trophy after a long gap of 10 years. Let us tell you that, in 2013 India won the champions trophy under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

“India have got some brilliant seam bowlers as well. So I think it’s a tricky one to answer. My prediction for the game is this – I am an Englishman, and I would love to see India beat Australia, please,” Swann predicted.

Swann also said that it would be interesting to see the playing XI of both teams. He talks about the benefits of having a quality spinner on this Oval pitch when the cracks start to open.

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“The best thing about bowling at The Oval is the bounce. It’s almost like the red-soil pitches at the Wankhede. Later on in the game, it can really bounce, bringing in your silly point and short-leg fielders. So the spinners, if they stay in the game, you have to have a lot of runs to defend in the last innings. It’s a great place to bowl spin,” Swann concluded.

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