India, who qualified for the WTC final for the second successive time, had suffered an 8-wicket loss to New Zealand in the inaugural edition that was held at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England in June 2021.
Rohit Sharma-led India head into the match on the back of a 2-1 series win at home against Australia, who also last played in the red format during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 in India earlier this year.
When the two sides met in India earlier this year, spin played a huge role, but the conditions may be different at the Kennington Oval in London, which will host a match as a neutral venue for the very first time.
India and Australia, who have met over a 100 times in the longest format, will also meet for the first time at The Oval in a red ball game, but the venue has hosted over a hundred Test matches so far. Here is a look at the Kennington Oval Stats and Record ahead of India vs Australia WTC Final:
Kennington Oval Info
Seating Capacity: 27,500
Ends: Vauxhall End and Pavilion End
Number of international matches hosted: 104 Tests, 75 ODIs and 16 T20Is
Kennington Oval Test Stats and Record
Home Team (England) Won: 43
Visiting Team Won: 23
Match Drawn: 37
Matches Won Batting 1st: 37
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 29
Highest Team Total: 903/7 Declared by England vs Australia in 1938
Lowest Team Total: 44 All Out by Australia vs England in 1896
Average 1st Innings Score: 343
Average 2nd Innings Score: 304
Average 3rd Innings Score: 238
Average 4th Innings Score: 156
Highest Individual Score: Leonard Hutton (England) – 364 vs Australia in 1938
Best Bowling Innings: Devon Malcom (England) – 9 for 57 vs South Africa in 1994
Best Bowling Match: Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 16 for 220 vs England in 1998
Most Runs: Leonard Hutton (England) – 1521 runs in 19 innings
Most Hundreds: Herbert Sutcliffe (England) – 5
Most Double Hundreds: Leonard Hutton (England) – 3
Most Wickets: Ian Botham (England) – 52 wickets in 11 matches
Most 10 Wicket Matches: Shane Warne, Dennis Lille & Hugh Trumble (All Australia) – 2
Most 5 Wicket Innings: Shane Warne, Dennis Lille & Hugh Trumble (All Australia) | Tony Lock, Frank Wolley, Johnny Briggs, Derek Underwood & Sydney Barnes (All England) | Michael Holding (West Indies) – 3
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