CricketSteve Smith Considers The Oval A Wonderful Ground To Play Cricket
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The cricketing world is ready for the final battle of the ICC World Test Championship at the Oval. Two strongest teams in the two years course, India and Australia, will be head to head, as the former will be hoping to settle scores for the previous loss on subcontinent tour.

Steve Smith, who will be Australia’s most reliable batter in that match, has shared his thoughts on playing the World Test Championship final at the Oval. During in an interview with, Smith said,

I think it’s a sort of a great initiative. You know it gives every game we play a lot of relevance and for us to have qualified on top and now have the opportunity to face India in a in a final is incredibly exciting. The the team are really looking forward to it.

Reflecting on the team’s qualification as the table-toppers and their upcoming clash against India, Smith expressed his excitement and emphasized the team’s eagerness for the monumental occasion.

Bird eye view of the Oval

The prospect of a thrilling contest at The Oval has captivated the players, and they are relishing the chance to showcase their skills in what promises to be an enthralling encounter.

Acknowledging the immense support that both teams are likely to receive, the captain expects a vibrant atmosphere at The Oval, anticipating a larger contingent of Indian supporters. However, he believes that the clash between two cricketing powerhouses will create an electric atmosphere and generate tremendous excitement among the fans.

Considering the unique characteristics of The Oval as a cricketing venue, Smith said:

The Oval can present itself with some spin occasionally, particularly as the game wears on. So we could face some sort of similarities to to what we had in India at certain stages in the game. But the oval’s a wonderful place to play cricket.

It’s a it’s a lining, fast outfield that the square goes the whole way across the ground. So that’s a nice place to bat when you get in. It can have some decent pace and bounce as well.

The final is poised to be an absolute cracker, as two formidable teams, known for their competitiveness and skill, face off against each other. The battle between bat and ball promises to be captivating, with players from both sides eager to make their mark and seize the trophy.

Steve Smith has scored 631 runs in 9 matches at an average of 57 with the highest score of 200. Also, in World Test Championship, Smith has more than 2500 runs to his name with an average of 56.

Talking about his records at the Oval, Smith has fairy enjoyed his time at this iconic venue. In his first match at the Oval, Smith scored 138* against the home side. Two centuries and one half century to his name in 6 innings at this ground.

The final at The Oval holds immense  significance for both Australia and India. Indian team will be without KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, so it will be a difficult job for them but as expected, the turf will definitely assist spinners as the game wears out, in that case, Indian team has best duo of spinners in test cricket.