Only a few days are left for India vs New Zealand World Test Championship, set to be played in Southampton. Considering the pitch conditions in England, the role of fast-bowlers is considered to be very important.
Both India and New Zealand have no shortage of world class fast-bowlers. However, it will be interesting to see with which fast bowlers Virat Kohli decides to take the field in the Ind vs NZ WTC final. Meanwhile, former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar has chosen Team India’s pace attack for the WTC final.
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“The seamers will play a part and India has got as formidable an attack as any in the world. I think that’s been their strength over the last few years. Whether it is a Bumrah, Shami – the No.1 bowler for me for a Test line-up for India and Ishant Sharma, he has gotten better over his career as he has played,” Agarkar said on Star Sports’ show Game Plan.
“So, those three certainly will start and if it is a green seaming wicket, you might see a fourth one for all you know. We still don’t know what the conditions are likely to be but we presume in England, with the Dukes ball in particular, there will always be help for the seam bowlers. You can’t imagine a pitch being very dry in mid-June,” he further added.
Stressing the importance of WTC final, Agarkar said: “It is a big deal. Everyone remembers the first person to get to any sort of landmark and that’s what makes it special.”
“So, to be involved and particularly in the middle when the rules changed, the percentages came into play when India was way ahead at one point, they still had to get the job done. Both teams will be up for it and both teams will be very excited to be a part of it,” he signed off.