On the Oval, spin can sometimes appear, especially as the game progresses, so we may encounter something similar to what we had in India at certain points in the game.
But the Oval is a great place to play cricket. The pitch is very fast, the square runs across the pitch, so it’s nice to bat here when you get on the pitch, and the pace and bounce are decent for an English pitch. Should be an amazing spectacle, Smith told cricket.com.au ahead of the final, which begins on June 7.
Australia recently lost the Test series in India 1-2, although their back-to-back games improved as the series progressed. Smith was captain when the team won the third Test at Indore.
WTC is a great initiative. It gives every game we play a lot of importance, and the fact that we took first place and will face India in the finals is incredibly exciting. It will be a match between India and us at the Oval.
I’m sure there will be a lot of fans there, probably more Indian than Australian, but I’m sure it will be a lot of fun and the guys are looking forward to it, he said.
Smith is one of the Australian batsmen who played cricket in England on the county in preparation for the WTC final and the subsequent Ash.