With less than two weeks to go for the World Test Championship Final, cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the summit clash between the top two ranked sides. Senior players like Pujara, Rahane, Ashwin, who only play test match cricket, have compared the WTC Final to be an equivalent of a World Cup Final. No doubt players from both the sides will look to give their 100 percent when they take the field. For now, we’ll have a look at a few of the match ups that we can expect from the match -
Hosts New Zealand edged further away from India on Day three of the Wellington Test as the visitors struggled for survival. After 40s from Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult further frustrated the Indians with 38 from 24 as the Kiwis replied with 348 to India’s 165. Ishant Sharma finished with 5 for 68 for India while Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 3 for 99.
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn came up with a sensational spell of fast bowling to reduce New Zealand to 15 for 2 on a rain-curtailed day after the Proteas were themselves kept down to 263 all out
New Zealand’s pace bowlers had South Africa in all sorts of strife on the opening day of the first Test at Kingsmead, Durban. Having chosen to bat after winning the toss, the Proteas finished on a disappointing 236 for 8