The fourth India-Australia Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ended in a draw. India went winless in two Test matches at home for the first time in more than ten years. In the previous Test in Indore, Australia had defeated India by nine wickets. However, India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by 2-1. There will be no crestfallen Australians as well. In the second half of the series, they fought bravely.
The neutral conditions in England would produce a very different game between these two sides in what won’t be alien neutral conditions for either side, according to Rohit, whose team won the fourth consecutive Test series against Australia. Steve Smith, his Ahmedabad counterpart, was willing to provide a little more detail about the conditions that could be present at The Oval in early June.
“It’s going to be great coming up against India in the final. The Oval, the wicket there can take spin at times particularly as the game wears on,” Smith said. “So it could be interesting in terms of what sort of wicket we get. But it’s a great place to play cricket. There’s usually reasonable pace and bounce for an English wicket. It’s probably as close as you get to Australia potentially in terms of pace and bounce. Yeah it’s going to be a great Test match and the guys are looking forward to it.”