Rohit Sharma reveals plan to start preparing for the World Test Championship final against Australia

Xtra Time Web Desk: Indian captain Rohit Sharma is already setting his sights for the World Test Championship summit battle against Australia at the Oval in June. Rohit has revealed a plan to prepare themselves to beat Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. As part of the plan an SOS has been sent to the curators of Narendra Modi Stadium to prepare a grassy and seaming pitch somewhat similar like the Oval.

It is dependent on an Indian victory in Indore, which would guarantee their spot in the WTC decider.

The ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series has been contested on low, turning pitches and another such surface is expected at the Holkar Stadium this week.

On the eve of the third Test in Indore, Rohit admitted his side has already talked about changing tack and treating the final Test as a de-facto warm-up for what they might face in England.

“There is definitely a possibility of that,” the opener told reporters when asked if a green seamer could be dished up in Ahmedabad, home to the world’s biggest cricket stadium.

“We’ve spoken about it. We need to get the guys ready for it as well … that thought process is definitely there. If we do what we do here and we get the result we want, we might kick off doing something different in Ahmedabad.”

Australia’s stand in skipper Steve Smith was surprised when told of the plan.

“That’s the first heard of it,” Smith said at his pre-third Test press conference. “I guess we’ll wait and see. Hopefully we don’t let them get the job done (in Indore). We’ll wait and see what happens after this Test.”