It has been a long and arduous journey for cricket, like all other sports and all walks of life, as the world was fighting the deadly virus and was silent almost everywhere, while the Titanic continued to fight against that silence. Cricket was also silenced and as the stumps were placed on the ground around the world, a lot of things changed, how the players would continue to bio-bubble, how the Cricket ball should be treated on the ground and many other rules. A critical rule of thumb was that success would be counted according to World Test Championship points, with percentages becoming factors instead of aggregate points. But India, on the other hand, still had enough good work ahead of them, and even during the ongoing Pandemic, to get out of the top and take on New Zealand on Friday, June 18, and The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.
Although many players have said it is “another test” for them, the results will have profound consequences for the way they play Test Cricket in the future.
For the two captains and teams involved, this is a golden opportunity to work on their names as the first WTC winner in the history of the Cricket Annals.
Virat Kohli is missing a hat. The former MS Dhoni not only won the first T20 World Cup to set the mark, he also won the 2011 ICC World Cup.
Also, Kane Williamson was there to take the unimaginable script away from the World Cup.
So both will be eager to finally make a world championship,
In terms of skill, the two sides are evenly matched, although New Zealand, with two games against England at the waist, might dare to say that the match is more appropriate. There is no number of practice games, as on the Indian planets, that match real-time matches.
Also, one might think that New Zealand would be more comfortable than the Indians against the swing bowl. Conversely, it could be ahead of Indian spinners, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja probably miles ahead.
In the end, taking 20 wickets will be the one that will give the result, so who better depends on the pot. But he promises that it will be a mighty battle.
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