According to Lee Fortis, the Oval’s head groundskeeper assured that the World Test Championship (WTC) Final takes place on a bouncy pitch. The ultimate showdown takes place as India and Australia clash in the final from June 7 to June 12.
The pitch routinely provides a true bounce that is good for batting but has some uncertainty considering the match. The Oval has provided a good surface to score in the last decade.
While it has generally been a high-scoring venue, it’s not easy to predict whether the pitch will favor batsmen or bowlers. The major factor is the weather as England can have erratic and unpredictable weather.
Teams Opt to Bat First as the Pitch Dries up in the Final Two Days of the Game. Right now, the pitch has a green look but the grass can be cropped for day one. Overcast Skies Likely to Benefit Australia, While India Seeks Bright Sunshine Throughout the Match. Fortis said,
“It will be a good Oval pitch. It will be bouncy that is one thing. It will be bouncy. Let us hope so”
Currently, India has earned only two wins in the venue over a course of 14 Test matches. On the contrary, Australia has played 38 matches at this venue and has won 14 of them. India captain Rohit Sharma has stated that the team is not concentrating on the statistics of the game but on their performance.