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Updated: April 26, 2023

Sunil Gavaskar makes surprise pick for India's XI for WTC Final vs Australia

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Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has caused a stir by leaving out Ajinkya Rahane from his India XI for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia. In an interview, Gavaskar stated that Rahane's recent form did not merit a place in the team, and that he would opt for Hanuma Vihari instead.

Gavaskar's choice has surprised many fans and analysts, as Rahane has been a key player for the Indian team in recent years. However, Gavaskar defended his decision by pointing to Vihari's impressive performance in the Sydney Test against Australia earlier this year, where he batted for 161 balls to secure a crucial draw for India.

The WTC Final, which will be played in Southampton, England, is one of the most highly anticipated cricket matches of the year. India will be looking to win their first major ICC trophy since 2013, while Australia will be seeking redemption after their loss to India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year.

Gavaskar's surprise pick has added to the excitement and speculation surrounding the match, as fans eagerly await the announcement of the final team lineup.


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