Ahead of the next World Test Championship 2023 final, India has some fresh injury worries. KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, and famous pacer Jaydev Unadkat have added their names to India's increasing injury list and might miss the WTC final against Australia, which will begin on June 7 at The Oval. India would likely suffer from Unadkat's absence given that Jasprit Bumrah is unlikely to make the team because of a back issue. In the final, the Indian squad will probably start three expert pacers, and if Unadkat is unable to recuperate in time, a substitute will undoubtedly be named. Let's investigate three prospective replacements for Unadkat in India's lineup for the WTC championship match.
The 29-year-old Mukesh Kumar was a key player in Bengal's run to the 2022 Ranji Trophy final. In only five games, he took 22 wickets at an average of 22.27. Unadkat was chosen instead of the right-arm pacer who was expected to replace the injured Mohammed Shami for India's trip of Bangladesh in December 2022. With 149 wickets from only 39 matches and an average of 21.50, Mukesh possesses impressive first-class cricket stats that merit a spot in India's red-ball squad.
During the New Zealand tour of India in November 2021, the seasoned pacer's final Test match was played. But given India's lack of strong pace options against powerful Australia, his experience might help him secure a return to international cricket. Ishant has taken 51 wickets in only 15 Tests played in English conditions, while he has over 300 wickets overall in Test cricket.
Despite losing his spot in India's most recent white-ball series, Avesh Khan is still in excellent shape for domestic white-ball cricket. In the Irani Cup match in March 2023 against the rest of India, a pacer from Madhya Pradesh claimed six wickets over the course of two innings, and in only eight Ranji Trophy games in 2022, he led his side in wickets with 38.