WTC Final | India Have The Upper Hand Over Australia; Here's the Reason
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Two of the most fiercest rivals, India and Australia will battle it out for supremacy in the upcoming World Test Championship Final (WTC) at the Kennington Oval on June 7.
Both India and Australia recently faced each other in the Border-Gavaskar series in February-March, wherein, the Indian side walked out victorious 2-1. As a matter of fact, India have won the last 4 Test series against the Aussies, and certainly have the psychological edge over the Aussies.
In 140 years of Test cricket at the Oval, Australia have one of the worst records at this venue. Australia, played the first-ever Test match against England at this iconic venue in 1880, and have won a mere 7 matches out of the 38 matches played.
They have a success rate of 18.42, which is their worst record at any venue in England. Interestingly, they have only won 2 matches at the Oval in the last 50 years. Australia's best record stands at the iconic Lord's stadium, wherein the team has a success rate of 43.59, which is actually better than the England team, who have won 39.72 percent of their matches at Lord's.
India, too, have a poor record at this venue, having won two matches, drawn seven and lost 5. However, the last time India played at the Oval, they recorded a 157-run victory over England in 2021, and that will be in the minds of the Indian side when they walk out to take the field on June 7.