WTC Final to be played with Duke ball; here’s how it is different from SG and Kookaburra
The much anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023 is just around the corner, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally announced the ball type which will be used in the summit clash. Notably, the final is to be played between India and Australia at the Kennington Oval Stadium in London from June 7.
With just a few days left for the ultimate battle, ICC chose the ball of the host country for the marquee event, meaning the WTC 2023 Final will be played with Dukes that England commonly uses for their Test matches. While both English conditions and the Duke balls will favour Australia as they are used to playing in swinging conditions, it will be quite a challenge for India, who compete with SG balls back at home and are not friendly with overcast conditions.
On that note, let’s have a look at the difference between Duke, Kookaburra and SG balls:
1) Duke Ball
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