Team India is preparing for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final 2021). The Indian cricket team will have to overcome a major hurdle to win the tournament.
Mumbai, June 11 : Ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC Final), New Zealand fast bowlers have warned Team India of danger. The final match will start on June 18. New Zealand are currently playing their second Test against England. Duke Ball has been well studied by New Zealand fast bowlers before the final. In the first Test, Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee bowled fatally. In the second Test, Matt Henry and Trent Bolt plagued England’s batsmen.
England’s top order failed
The first Test at Lord’s was a draw. But the England batsman stumbled in front of the New Zealand bowlers. England’s first innings totaled 275 runs. Rory Burns alone scored 132 runs. Tim Southee took six wickets and Kyle Jamieson three. England were 2 for 56 in the second innings as well. In the second Test, Saudi and Jamieson have been rested and replaced by Bolt and Henry.
New Zealand’s situation has worsened in the second Test as well. England were 258 for 7 at the end of the first day. Dom Sibley and Rory Burns shared a 72-run partnership for the first wicket. The New Zealand bowlers then made a comeback. In the three innings of the England vs New Zealand series, it has become clear that the New Zealand bowlers are in form, which is a warning sign for Team India.
Five fast bowlers will be included
The New Zealand squad consists of four fast bowlers: Saudi, Bolt, Jamieson and Wagner. The Saudi leg cutter and the bolt inswing are effective. Jamieson has made an impressive start to his Test career. It is also useful with bats. Neil Wegner is also known for his speed and accurate bouncers.
New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner could not play in the second Test due to injury. Ejaz Patel has been given a chance to replace him. Colin de Grandhom played in the first Test and Daryl Mitchell got a chance in the second Test. Hope the grass is good on the Southampton pitch. So one of these will get a chance in the final.