India has to take Kane Williamson’s wicket to win WTC Final: Parthiv Patel
The inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship final is just a week away from getting underway. Meanwhile, the Kiwis have adapted to the conditions in England. They put on a great show against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
They were on top of the game and could have easily won the game but the hosts showed resistance in the fourth innings and played out a draw. The second Test between England and New Zealand begins today at Edgbaston.
After that, Kiwis will take on Team India in the WTC final at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 18. Indian players wouldn’t have much time to practice ahead of the final and they spent a lot of time in quarantine ever since they arrived in the UK.
Meanwhile, former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel revealed what Team India should do to win the WTC final. According to Parthiv Patel, Indian bowlers should get rid of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for a cheap score in order to win the contest.
Captain Kane will be looking forward to scoring runs in the marquee contest. He will miss the second Test of the ongoing series against England owing to an elbow injury. He will hope to recover in time to lead his troops in the WTC final.
Getting Kane’s wicket is the key: Parthiv Patel
During a discussion on Star Sports, Parthiv explained how getting Kane Williamson’s wicket would be the key to India’s success in the event. “India has to take Kane Williamson’s wicket to win this Test match. They will have to create pressure. Quite a few times when the batsman is playing well, the plan should be how to bowl the maidens and make the run-scoring difficult for him.”
Patel stressed the fact that Kane is a complete batsman and does not have any challenges against any specific delivery, be it inswing or outswing.
“If you talk about the plan to dismiss him, Kane Williamson does not have difficulties against any particular delivery, whether it is outswing or inswing because he is a complete batsman.”
New Zealand captain is the top-ranked batsman in the ICC Test rankings. He has maintained a spectacular batting average of 53.60 in Tests. Needless to say, he hasn’t enjoyed similar success against India. He averaged 36.40 against them in the purest form of the game.