ICC WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar’s big verdict, says, “Kiwis has the ‘edge’ over India” in World Test Championship Final- Ex-India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has empashized that playing two Tests against England before the World Test Championship final may help New Zealand as they will be more acclimatised to the conditions, while India would be entering the contest without having played any match since the suspension of Indian Premier League.
“The pessimists are suggesting that playing two Tests before the WTC finals will be a huge plus for the Kiwis as they will be match ready and better acclimatised to the conditions,” Gavaskar wrote in his column in The Telegraph.
The flip side of playing those two Tests is that New Zealand could get beaten and thus below on morale when they take on India and there could be some injuries and niggles to some of their key players which can happen in early June in England,” he added.
ICC WTC Final: Team India is gearing up for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The team will fly to England on June 2 while New Zealand is already in the country for two-match Test series ahead of the final against England. On the other hand Virat Kohli’s Team India player their last Test series at home in the month of March. Many cricket pundits feel that this will give a slight advantage to Kiwis as they are getting match practice while former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that it’s quite the opposite.
ICC WTC Final: Gavaskar thinks that New Zealand’s confidence will take a hit if they lose both their matches against England.
“The other factor that will work in the Indian team’s favour is that they will be fresh and raring to go and that sheer energy and enthusiasm to be able to play the sport they love after a month’s gap will more than make up for any lack of match practice,” Gavaskar wrote.
ICC WTC Final: The Little Master also thinks that India will be fresh ahead of the mega clash and this will help the side to attack with full energy.
“This is a team that has tasted success and that too in adverse circumstances, so any adversity will be looked upon as an opportunity to show they have the gumption to rise above it and conquer it,” he concluded.