The trumpet of the title match of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC Final IND vs NZ) has been blown up with a grand victory over New Zealand’s hosts England (New Zealand beats England). The eyes of the whole world are fixed on this historic match. Team India has also started its preparations after reaching England, but in view of the manner in which the Kiwis scored England’s sack-bed goal, the tension of Team India must have increased.
Before the series, England captain Joe Root had expressed his desire for a one-sided victory over New Zealand, but he and his team were completely flops in both the matches. In the first Test, New Zealand challenged England by declaring the innings on the 5th day, but the match ended in a draw. Now in the second test, they beat England by 8 wickets in the very first session of the fourth day.
Kiwis have understood the condition of England
The manner in which the New Zealand players have performed, it can be said that they have understood the condition of England very well. While the batsmen scored 350+ in each innings of both the matches, the bowlers dominated England in both the matches. In such a situation, if the Indian team will enter the WTC final without a practice match, then it will not be easy for them to take the iron of New Zealand.
Kiwis will come down with increased enthusiasm
In the first Test too, New Zealand almost defeated England and registered a one-sided victory in the second match to win the series. So his spirits are high. Psychologically the pressure will be on Virat Kohli and the team when she takes on India in the WTC final.
Victory without a captain shows the strength of the team
England’s defeat in the second Test is also shameful because Kane Williamson, the leading batsman and regular captain of the Kiwi team, was not a part of this match. He was ruled out of the second Test due to an elbow injury. In such a situation, Tom Latham, less experienced than Joe Root, took the responsibility of captaincy and gave the team victory. This shows that the New Zealand players are on the right track and are strong as a team.
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Fast bowlers will have to be removed
In the first Test of the series, Tim South and Kyle Jamieson took the lead and in the first innings, both took 7 wickets in England’s spirits. After this, Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Neil Wagner were seen in the second Test. If seen, the fast bowler to whom New Zealand caught the ball took wickets. If India has to beat New Zealand in the final of the WTC, then its fast bowlers will have to break it. It is a different matter that even in the Indian quiver, there are batsmen like captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant, who are capable of tearing apart any bowling line-up.