As the highly anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) Final approaches, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has expressed his team’s calm and composed mindset, stating that there is no pressure on his side heading into the crucial match against Australia at the Oval on June 7. Despite India’s 10-year drought in ICC trophy wins, Sharma remains confident in his team’s abilities.
While speaking to the media, Sharma revealed that winning ICC titles is a primary goal for him as the captain of the Indian cricket team. After narrowly missing out on the T20 World Cup title, he has now set his sights on the WTC Final and the 2023 World Cup.
“As the captain, I have the responsibility to lead Indian cricket forward and win games and championships. We play to win titles, and I would like to win 1-2 ICC titles as a captain,” Sharma stated ahead of the WTC Final.
When questioned about the team combination and the possibility of leaving out star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Sharma maintained that no final decision had been made yet. He explained that the pitch conditions at the Oval tend to change from day to day, making it crucial to assess the playing surface before finalizing the team.
Sharma emphasized that the message to all the players in the squad has been clear – all 15 members must be prepared to play at any given point in the match. The final decision on the playing XI will be based on the conditions on the day of the match.