WTC Final 2023: The final match of the World Test Championship is to be played between India and Australia from June 7 at the Oval ground in London. There was a lot of discussion among spectators and cricket fans whether the final test match would be played with the red ball of Dukes or Kookaburra ball. Since, each team uses its own ball in the match played in its host. Like India SG ball and Australian team use Kookaburra ball at their place. But the England team uses the Dukes’ red ball. In such a situation, there was confusion among cricket fans about which ball would be used.
what was the other reason
For the last several days, there were complaints about the decline in the quality of the red ball of Dukes. During the match, there is a change in the shape of the ball and due to this the ball soon stops swinging. In such a situation, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting had talked about the match being played with Kookaburra’s ball. Because of this, there was a lot of discussion on this. England fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad had complained about the ball last summer. He said that the ball is getting soft very soon.
What did BCCI say
The BCCI official told in a statement to Inside Sport that Team India will play the final match of the World Test Championship with Duke’s red ball. Our players are also practicing with Dukes’ red ball. The fast bowlers of our team have also been practicing bowling with Dukes’ red ball since the IPL. In such a situation, the final match will be played with the red ball of Dukes.