India and Australia will compete in a World Test Championship (WTC) match from June 7 to June 11 at The Oval in England.
With world-class athletes on both sides, the championship match is anticipated to be a nail-biter. However, Australia will face a difficult challenge at The Oval because the odds will be stacked against them.
In more than 140 years of Test cricket in England, the Australian team has the worst record at The Oval. Australia played its first Test match at the venue in 1880, and has since played 38 Test matches there.
Australia has won only seven of the 38 Tests played at the popular South London venue. The calculation yields a success rate of only 18.42%. The Australian cricket team has won just two matches at The Oval in the past 50 years.
Australia has a success rate of 43.59% at The Lord’s, 34.62 percent at Headingley, 30.43 percent at Trent Bridge, 29.03 percent at Old Trafford, and 26.67 percent at Edgbaston.
This is in stark contrast to their performances at other English stadiums, where they have rates of 34.62 percent at Headingley, 30.43 percent at Trent Bridge, 29.03 percent at Old Trafford, and 26.67 percent at Edgbaston.
Australia will face tough odds at The Oval in the WTC battle.
The Oval has not been particularly favorable for India, but the team has only played 14 Test matches there. Two matches were won by India, five were lost, and seven were drawn. India will enter the field with confidence, as they defeated England by 157 runs at The Oval in their previous match.
Australia concluded the 2021-23 WTC cycle as the top-ranked team, with their lone loss occurring earlier this year in an away match against India by a score of 2-1. Their conflict against the Indian team has lasted for eight years, resulting in four consecutive home and away series setbacks.