WTC Final: Odisha Train Tragedy: Stars Wear Black Arm Bands; Emotional start to final- WTC Final: IND & AUS wear black armbands for Odisha Train crash victims

A minute’s silence was observed in the stadium before the game

WTC 2023 Final: Players, umpires pay tribute to victims of Odisha train disaster in World Test Championship final The players of the Indian and Australian teams and the umpires of the match came to the field wearing black arm guards.

A minute’s silence was observed in the stadium before the game. Last Friday night, 275 people were killed in a train accident in Balasore, Odisha. More than a thousand people were injured.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who won the toss in the final, chose to bowl against Australia. India’s bowling line-up consists of four pacers and a spinner. India will be without world number one bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.

India: Rohit Sharma, Subhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnes Lebuschein, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.


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