Team India and Australia are going to face in the final match of the ICC World Test Championship. This match between the two teams will be played at the Oval ground in London from June 7. The Indian team defeated Australia 2-1 in the Test series a few months ago, due to which they will go on the field with new enthusiasm.
If seen, India is going to play the final of the ICC World Test Championship for the second time in a row. Earlier, Team India also played the final of the first edition of this tournament in the year 2021. Then in the final match played in Southampton, India was defeated by New Zealand by eight wickets. Now India has a golden opportunity to forget that defeat and capture the trophy.
There is a tremendous craze among cricket fans of both countries about this blockbuster final match. The ICC has also made some changes in the playing conditions before the final match, so that the match can be made more interesting as well as transparency can be brought in it.
The ‘soft signal’ rule will not be used this time in the final match.
That is, on-field umpires will not have the right to give a ‘soft signal’ before referring the decision. Earlier, if the on-field umpire resorted to a third umpire in case of a suspicious catch, he had to give a ‘soft signal’. This rule has been implemented in international matches from June 1.
Let us tell you that there has been a ruckus many times about the soft signal. During the Test match between Australia and South Africa this year, Marnus Labuschagne was caught out by the on-field umpire as a soft signal. The catch caught in the slip was not clean. But the third umpire did not have strong evidence to reverse the on-field umpire’s decision. Due to which the onfield umpire’s decision was upheld.
Floodlights can play in the WTC final between India and Australia. If it is cloudy and the natural light is not as good. Then the floodlights can be turned on. By the way, the good thing is that a reserve day (sixth day) has been kept on June 12 for this match.
This is the new rule regarding helmets
The ICC also made it mandatory to wear helmets in risky situations during international matches from June 1.
Now the batsman will have to wear a helmet while facing fast bowlers. It will be necessary for wicketkeepers to wear a helmet even when they are standing near the stumps and the fielders are standing close to the batters in front of the pitch.
The ICC also made minor changes in the rules regarding free hits in ODIs and T20 Internationals. Now if the ball hits the stumps during the free hit and the batsmen run on it and score runs. Then it will be added to the score. This means that the batsman can score runs despite being bold on a free hit.