Off-spinner Nathan Lyon does not believe the Ashes talk will affect Australia’s preparations for the World Test Championship final, calling the upcoming competition against India a “grand final”. India and Australia will face off in the WTC Final at The Oval on June 7th. The Ashes’ five Test matches against England, starting on June 16, have dominated the headlines over the past few months as Australia seek to win a privateer series away from home for the first time. once every 22 years.
“Yes, we are playing with Ashes, but we have a big game that we are ready for. This[WTC final]is our grand final, and then our season basically starts all over again,” Lyon was quoted as saying by the Australian news agency Associated. Press.
“This is probably where we are quite happy with our planning. We can understand what is waiting for us around the corner, and that’s all right. It’s nice to be part of the finale, the fanfare and all.” around it, it’s fucking special.
“I know that every Australian fan is looking forward to the Ashes and they must be excited about this match,” he added.
Australia will travel to the Ashes without any warm-up game and the WTC final will be the only match before the competition against England.
Lyon believes a 1-2 test streak in India earlier this year will have nothing to do with the upcoming competition.
“You can erase everything that happened in India,” Lyon said.
“Both teams are really well-equipped in their rosters. It will be a really good challenge.
“Obviously there are great batters in India, but there are also great fast bowlers. It will be a good challenge. If both teams fight for one game, it will be a really good challenge,” he said.
“This is a new beginning. I’m looking forward to it.”
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