‘It’s Not Impossible For India To Make A ‘Grand Comeback’ Despite NZ Being Ahead’: Says, Ramiz Raja

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India ahead is in a position of worry in the ICC WTC Final, on Day-3 New Zealand were at 101/2 in the 1st innings trails by 116 runs having Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at the crease. India bowled 49-overs which includes only 2-wickets before the stumps of the day. Ramiz Raja backs India to make a comeback.

WTC Final 2021: Not Impossible For India To Make A Grand Comeback – Ramiz Raja

Despite the fact that India is behind in the game, former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja backs India to make a Comeback . He commented on India’s performance, saying that it is critical for them to maintain the pressure on and ensure that the Blackcaps do not establish a big lead. Earlier on day three, India was bowled out for 217 after starting the day at 146/3.

Ramiz said that “India should ensure that New Zealand doesn’t have a big lead. They need to keep up the pressure and take wickets at regular intervals backed by good catching. Virat Kohli needs to have a straight and simple game plan and everyone should be on the same page with defined roles”.

 “It will be tough, there will be pressure but is not impossible and India can make a grand comeback. All is not lost for India and they need to play competitive cricket to make a comeback,” he added.

‘Going forward, I feel India will be better served because they have two spinners’- Ramiz

The cricketer-turned-commentator believes India can win this game with the strength of their spinners. He also praised India’s overall bowling unit, noting it as one of the reasons for the country’s success in Test cricket. “Going forward, I feel India will be better served because they have two spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja if the wickets get dry,” he said.

The ground in Southampton was quite helpful to the Blackcaps seamers. Raja also stated that their attack was best suited for the first innings, suggesting that the lack of a genuine spinner may be problematic. “New Zealand, on the other hand, is a one-dimensional attack and the bowling attack is best suited for first innings,” he concluded.

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