The WTC World Test Championship (WTC) final, between India and New Zealand, awaits the whole cricketing world eagerly. The WTC final will begin in Southampton on 18 June 2021. Virat Kohli will probably struggle if the conditions are favourable for swing and seam. Glenn Turner about Virat Kohli Struggles in WTC Final.
Virat Kohli will probably struggle if the conditions are favour for swing and seam: Glenn Turner
Now, former New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner believed that Indian batting-maestro Virat Kohli will probably fight if the circumstances are favourable for swing and seam. Furthermore, Turner considered that conditions in England play a key role in his technique, the conditions in which batsman is brought up to play a crucial role.
Turner further stated that, while Indian wickets have begun to favour seam bowling, the conditions in New Zealand are quite different. Turner went on to say that the conditions in England are similar to those in New Zealand and that the Indian team struggled in New Zealand.
“This was exposed when India last toured New Zealand”: Turner
“I don’t wish to speculate on whether Kohli’s reflexes have deteriorated. But if the pitch and overall conditions favour seam and swing, he is also likely to struggle along with others as was demonstrated in New Zealand. Once again, conditions are going to be pivotal”.
“I think it is true to say that the home conditions, where batsmen are brought up, play a significant part in the technique and skills of a player. Although it seems that in more recent times, pitches in India can assist seam bowling, they still can’t be compared to conditions in New Zealand. This was exposed when India last toured New Zealand. English conditions are generally closer to those in New Zealand,” said Turner as quoted by The Telegraph.
New Zealand’s cricket team is presently in England for a two-match Test series. The first Test between the two teams was held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and the match ended in a draw.
Devon Conway stole the show in New Zealand’s first Test, scoring a brilliant double century on his Test debut and won Player of the Match. The second Test between New Zealand and England will begin on 10th June 2021.