Australia face India in the WTC final at the Oval from June 7.
Following the stop of the ongoing version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the followers will have their attractions set on the upcoming World Test Championship last between India and Australia that is scheduled to be performed from June 7 at the Oval in London.
One of the largest gamers for the marquee conflict for Australia would be wicketkeeper Alex Carey. The 31-year-old has excelled in latest instances and has cemented his function as one of the pleasant keeper batters in red-ball cricket currently.
Ahead of dealing with India in the WTC final, Carey himself got here ahead to replicate upon taking on the Rohit Sharma-led aspect and how the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 helped the facet put together even better.
“We discovered a lot to be capable to soar lower back (from two-nil down) to win in Indore (in the 0.33 Test), which confirmed a lot of character, and then the ultimate Test was once a draw, so we walked away with a bit of confidence, understanding we have been exact sufficient in these conditions, and there had been simply a few areas we would’ve preferred to have cleaned up and now the grand last is here; this is what the final two years have led to,” Alex Carey instructed the ICC.
“We’ll wait and see what The Oval appears like too – there would possibly be some grass on it, it would possibly be dry – however it is a highly one of a kind probability to play in a ‘grand final’, so to speak, and for sure the Ashes is simply round the corner, too,” he added.
His wicketkeeping is nearly 2d to none: Ricky Ponting
Furthermore, legendary Australian skipper Ricky Ponting additionally heaped huge reward on Carey. He even opined that the 31-year-old is the high-quality wicketkeeper in the world at the moment.
“Alex Carey’s Test profession has grown a lot in the final 12 months; his wicketkeeping is nearly 2nd to none in world cricket at the moment. He had an incredible collection in Australia remaining summer, and then his retaining in these making an attempt prerequisites in India in the ultimate Border-Gavaskar Trophy as nicely used to be in reality outstanding,” Ricky Ponting said.