‘Bas yehi sunna baaki tha’ - Fans react as Pat Cummins confirms Scott Boland in Playing XI for WTC 2023 final

Here is how fans have reacted as Pat Cummins confirms Scott Boland in playing XI for the WTC 2023 final against India

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Scott Boland for WTC 2023 final

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The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) is all set to happen at the Oval from 7-11 June 2023 between India and Australia. However, the Aussies dealt with a blow as Josh Hazlewood got ruled out of the clash. So, there are reports that Scott Boland will be the third seamer for them along with Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.


Now, ahead of this clash, the Aussie skipper, Cummins confirmed that Boland will play the final. Michael Neser came into the squad as a replacement for Hazlewood. But, Cummins said that Boland will be considered over him. Listening to that news, fans went crazy and shared their views on social media.

“Scott is a seam bowler on a good length” - Pat Cummins

While speaking to reporters. Cummins said: "We're big on kind of everyone bowling slightly differently. Scott is a seam bowler on a good length, but he just offers something slightly different to Joshy Hazlewood, and Starcy being a left hander is bit different. So I don't think there's ever a pecking order. You think about the three guys that you want to go out and play." He also opened up about the bench strength they have talked about the chances of seeing Hazlewood, Neser, and Sean Abbott in action in the upcoming Ashes.


He said: "That's the luxury of having bench strength. 'Hoff' (Hazlewood) was really close to being available for this one so he'll be available for the first (Ashes) Test. Ness' (Neser), you see how well he's been doing in county cricket, Sean Abbott's here, so I'm sure we'll be calling on a lot of resources. You don't want to finish off a Test match with something (left) in the tank knowing that you've got other guys fresh that you could bring in a few days later. You would think the fast bowlers are probably going to bowl more overs at the start (of the tour), and Greeny ends up taking a bit more of a load towards the end of the series. That normally naturally pans out that way anyway.” Speaking of Boland’s Test career so far, he has taken 28 wickets in seven matches.

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