Salman Butt, former Tainted Pakistani batsman believed common sense, game awareness, correct application, and hard work to be the most important virtues that both teams abound as they try to figure out what makes the two teams so special and strong.
Salman Butt replied to his co-host during an interaction on his YouTube channel, praising both teams for their consistency throughout the WTC cycle. The Test World Cup final takes less than two weeks as both India and New Zealand head towards the ultimate test cricket showdown.
Salman butt. (Photo source: Twitter)
Salman Butt: Both teams have a sense of the game
A tournament that began in 2019 with Australia's and England's Ashes Tests has found the top two teams after a lot of crisp action spanning 27 test series for over two years.
Despite a lot of adversity and most of the competition, the two finalists have also established themselves in the top group of the ICC test rankings, with No. 2 New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, lying closely behind leader India. After the success in the tough cycle, the two teams did not deserve this by accident.
“Your basic application to the game is very strong. The game awareness of their players across all formats is extremely strong, they are very attentive to the situation. They also pay close attention to details, they know exactly what to do and when, ”says Salman Butt.
“You can see common sense in their planning and strategy. In test cricket, if they have to dig in, they also get 20 runs in 100 balls. When it comes to scoring quick, they score quick, "said Salman Butt on his YouTube channel.
Virat Kohli congratulates Kane Williamson (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP) (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE / AFP via Getty Images)
“In reality, understanding and mastering the game in this way is not easy. It comes when you spend years playing top notch cricket and that's where you learn the skill. It comes after four days of playing cricket, something we get tired of spreading and hoping someone gets the point, ”said Salman Butt, emphasizing the role of domestic cricket.
Currently, the Indian team is completing the mandatory quarantine at the Hilton Hotel in Southampton, which is located on the grounds of the Ageas Bowl, the venue of the final, while the New Zealand team will face England at Lord & # 39; s in the first of the two test series.
India would want to make amends after a severe defeat in New Zealand
The Indian side, under Virat Kohli, were beaten 2-0 by New Zealand in the last meeting of the two teams in New Zealand and the Indians will strive to return a win in this prestigious game. India have played against New Zealand 59 times in test cricket. India is ahead with 21 tests, while the Kiwis have won 12 tests. 26 games ended in a draw.
Virat Kohli, image source: AP IMAGE
The WTC final between India and New Zealand begins on June 18th. New Zealand will play a few tests against England before the final. In the first running Test, New Zealand have the upper hand with a 103 lead in the first inning. New Zealand is leading until lunch break on day 5 with 272 runs. New Zealand's Devon Conway scored 200 goals on his debut while Rory Burns scored 132 for England.
India's predicted XI for the WTC finals: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah