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Virat Kohli vs Josh Hazlewood | WTC 2023 Final
The World Test Championship final 2023 is almost here, and cricket fans are excited about the upcoming clash between India and Australia at the Oval in London. One of the most anticipated battles in this match will be between Indian former captain, Virat Kohli, and Australian pace bowler, Josh Hazlewood.
Virat Kohli and Josh Hazlewood have faced each other numerous times in the past, both in international and domestic cricket. They have also played together for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League for two seasons. Both players hold great respect for each other and have praised each other’s skills and dedication to the sport.
Virat Kohli | WTC 2023 Final
Virat Kohli is widely recognized as one of the best batsmen of his generation and has an impressive track record in Test cricket. He has scored 8,201 runs in 96 Test matches, with an average of 52.37. Kohli has hit 27 centuries and 25 half-centuries in his Test career. He is also India’s most successful Test captain, with 36 wins in 61 matches.
Josh Hazlewood | WTC 2023 Final
Josh Hazlewood, on the other hand, is one of the leading fast bowlers in the world and has consistently performed well for Australia in Test cricket. He has taken 212 wickets in 55 Test matches, with an average of 25.65. Hazlewood has also achieved nine five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul. He has been a challenging opponent for Kohli, dismissing him seven times in Tests, which is the most by any bowler.
The last time Kohli and Hazlewood faced each other in Tests was in March 2023 at Ahmedabad, where they played out an exciting draw. Kohli scored a remarkable 186 runs in the first innings, while Hazlewood took four wickets. In the second innings, Hazlewood dismissed Kohli for 24, while he himself remained unbeaten on 19. Kohli was named the player of the match for his exceptional performance.
The WTC 2023 final will present a new challenge for both players, as they will be competing on a neutral ground with different conditions and under immense pressure. Virat Kohli will be aiming to lead India to their first-ever WTC title and solidify his legacy as one of the greatest captains of all time. Hazlewood, on the other hand, will be eager to help Australia regain their dominance in Test cricket and showcase his skills against one of the toughest opponents.
It will be a captivating contest between two champions who hold deep respect and admiration for each other but will give no quarter on the field. Who will emerge victorious? Will Virat Kohli deliver another masterclass, or will Josh Hazlewood outshine him? We will have to wait and watch as the WTC 2023 final unfolds from June 7th.