India vs. New Zealand WTC final is scheduled to be held during June 18-22. Indian cricket players have arrived today in England. On the other hand, New Zealand is playing two-match test series against England. India will have to buckle up their socks if they are to defeat New Zealand. For this to happen, they will have to make plans against few players who can be a hurdle for team India.
The first player Virat Kohli and his men need to look at are Kane Williamson. The kiwi captain is currently the number 1 Test Batsman. His batting skills in the middle order are something that binds the entire team.
Kane Williamson is also an excellent captain. He has scored 728 runs in 20 innings against India, which includes two centuries and four half-centuries. Kane Williamson is someone who can bat for long hours with utmost dedication.
Another veteran batsmen, Ross Taylor, will be on the radar of team India. He has a lot of experience playing against India. Like his captain Kane Williamson, Taylor is also one of the key pillars of the middle-order.
Ross has scored 812 runs in 25 innings against India. This includes three centuries and one half-century. If Taylor gets set, it becomes tough to dismantle him.
New Zealand and England are currently playing their first test match of two-match test series. One player who has impressed everyone is Devon Conway. He has become the 6th player and 2nd New Zealand batsman to score a double century on debut. One interesting fact about Devon Conway is that he belongs to South Africa who has represented England.
He is regarded as one of the most talented players in New Zealand domestic cricket. A double-century on test debut that too in Lords will make him feel proud and special. He can be a thorn on the road to the ICC Test Championship trophy for India.
New Zealand pace attack includes one young bowler Kyle Jamieson. He has been simply superb for the team for the last year. Kylie Jamieson was also awarded the cricketer of the year award for the national team two days ago. The best thing which catches everyone’s attention is his tall figure.
With 6 feet 8 inch height, Kylie Jamieson extracts a lot of paces and bounce from the wicket. This can make things a little challenging for Indian Batsmen. The pitch in England is known to assist pace bowlers. Kylie Jamieson can make full use of this opportunity to trouble the Indian top order. During the India tour of New Zealand in 2020, Kyle Jamieson took nine wickets in 2 tests.