Yashasvi Jaiswal to join Team India

India is set to play against Australia for the ICC WTC from June 7-11.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the India and Australia squads for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 Final to be played at The Oval from June 7–11.

The final lineup of the Indian squad included young rising star Yashasvi Jaiswal as a standby player. He got scouted for the team after exhibiting remarkable skills in the recent 2023 IPL where he played for Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Jaiswal was named the "Emerging Player of the Year" for his accomplishments in the recently concluded IPL, which saw him score 625 runs in just 14 games at an average of 48.08.

‌‌The Indian team captained by Rohit Sharma now includes Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadakt, and Umesh Yadav. Mukesh Kumar, and Suryakumar Yadav have been named as standbys along with Jaiswal

‌‌The WTC billed as the ‘Ultimate Test’, which was launched in 2019 to provide meaning to the game's longest format, is in its second iteration. The first edition's victors, New Zealand, defeated India in the championship match by an eight-wicket margin in Southampton.

WTC Final, has set aside June 12 as a reserve day to make up for any loss of play on the scheduled five days. The winners of the tournament take home US$ 1.6 million, with US$ 800,000 going to the runner-up.

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