WTC Final / This record on the target of Virat-Smith, a chance to leave Ponting-Gavaskar behind

Zoom News : Jun 02, 2023, 06:25 PM
WTC Final: The final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) will be played between India and Australia from June 7. In this match, Team India will come under the leadership of Captain Rohit Sharma with the intention of creating history. Since 2013, Indian fans have been waiting for the ICC Trophy. In such a situation, Virat Kohli can play an important role in ending this wait. At the same time, the Australian team also cannot be underestimated. This team also has a strong bowling and batting attack. Especially against Steve Smith, Indian bowlers will have to make a precise plan. A special battle can be seen in this match between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. There will also be a record on which both these players will be eyeing.

In fact, if we talk about the maximum number of centuries in the matches between India and Australia, then the great Sachin Tendulkar is on top with 11 centuries. So in second place are Ricky Ponting and Sunil Gavaskar who have scored 8-8 centuries. Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are also joint second with Ponting and Gavaskar. Both Virat and Smith have scored 8-8 centuries. That is, whoever scores a century in the upcoming final match can leave behind not one but three batsmen. If both these veterans score a century, they will leave Ponting and Gavaskar behind.

IND vs AUS: Players with the most centuries

  1. Sachin Tendulkar - 11 centuries (3630 runs)
  2. Ricky Ponting - 8 centuries (2555 runs)
  3. Virat Kohli - 8 centuries (1979 runs)
  4. Steve Smith - 8 centuries (1887 runs)
  5. Sunil Gavaskar - 8 centuries (1550 runs)
How was the performance in WTC 2021-23?

If we talk about the performance of these two big players in the current edition of the World Test Championship, then Smith is far ahead. He has scored 1252 runs in 30 innings of 19 matches. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has 869 runs in 28 innings of 16 matches. That is, this difference is big but the recent form gives the upper hand to Virat. He has come back to back in IPL scoring two centuries. Before that, he also had a century in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Before that, he also scored two brilliant centuries in the ODI series against Sri Lanka in January. On the other hand, Smith's performance in the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 was nothing special. In such a situation, Virat can be overshadowed in the upcoming great match.