Australia are currently preparing for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at the Oval, starting from 7-11 June 2023. However, the Aussies are banking on their available pace attack, consisting of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Scott Boland. Now, ahead of the final, photoshoot of these players has come out and after seeing that fans go frightened.
Speaking of this final to the reporters, Pat Cummins said: “We’ve got India in the World Test Championship final first, which I think a lot of people forgot.” Meanwhile, there is still uncertainty about the fitness level of Hazlewood. So, they might go with Scott Boland and the former Aussie skipper, Ricky Ponting also shared his views.
Here is the shared image:
Australian pace attack for WTC final. pic.twitter.com/tfHgwZINlZ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 3, 2023
“I’m pretty keen to test my skills in England.” – Scott Boland
While speaking to the review show of the Apex Council of Cricket, “Boland’s record when he’s played over the last 12 months has been absolutely outstanding. He’s one that would really, potentially thrive in these English conditions. We’ve seen what he’s been able to do in Australia when there has been a bit of assistance off the wicket there and with the ball. So I think he’ll get the nod ahead of Neser.”
Meanwhile, while speaking to ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, Boland said: “Over the last two years we’ve played such good cricket and finished on top of the World Test Championship. It’s a big game that could hopefully kick-start a big winter for us. I’ve played seven games and still think I’m going to get better. I’m pretty keen to test my skills in England. It’s somewhere very different. I was lucky enough to play in India. Even though conditions didn’t really suit me, I felt I went alright for the game I played.” Recently, when Australia came to India to play the recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy, they lost the series 2-1. But, these pacers had a tough time. Boland failed to take any wickets while Cummins took just three wickets in two matches. Mitchell Starc took just two wickets in three innings.
Here is how fans have reacted to the viral image:
All 4 playing?
— Raghav Gupta (@Raghavg175) June 3, 2023
Bhai inko to dekh ke hi fatt rahi hai ball dalne aayege tab kya hoga
— 🦥💉 (@dtsaae) June 3, 2023
Treat to watch them bowling! 💥
— ಪ್ರ 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩 (@pk_rsy) June 3, 2023
— hx (@harizx_) June 3, 2023
100 looks difficult 😭
— Mr Wrong 🤥 (@wrong_huihui) June 3, 2023
Indian batters be like ; pic.twitter.com/m1mTvdHgn7
— Y ∆ (@Lofted_driv) June 3, 2023
Dekh ke hi dar lgta hai 😭😭😭
— 𝐈𝐒𝐇𝐔 𝓴𝓾𝓶𝓪𝓻 🕉️🕉️🕉️ (@ISHUGUP45648544) June 3, 2023
Seems bit scary
— Nitin jain(Sachinsuperfan) (@NitinSachinist) June 3, 2023
We do have a quality batting too. Will be interesting match. Can't wait.
— Naveen (@_naveenish) June 3, 2023