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India to cross swords with New Zealand in ICC WTC final showdown – The twelfth Man Times

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The ICC World Test Championship final is just 3 weeks away from getting underway. The inaugural edition will see two cricketing giants India and New Zealand in action in Southampton.

The highly-anticipated event is expected to take place on June 18 at The Ageas Bowl. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will be looking forward to a great contest.

Both the captains are yet to win a major trophy as captain. It will be quite interesting to see which team outsmarts the other in the final. Both the teams already have enough resources in their arsenal.

Be it batting or bowling department, India and New Zealand have all the weapons to come out on top. So, it is all important to be in right space and play the natural game.

India to cross swords with New Zealand in ICC WTC final showdown

Meanwhile, Kiwis will get acclimatized to the conditions in England much better than India. Kiwis will play two-match Test series against India where the first Test starts today at The Lord’s. The second Test is scheduled to be held at Edgbaston on June 10.

By playing these two Tests, New Zealand will be in good shape to take on the Indians in the WTC final. Last time when both these teams met each other in an ICC contest, Kiwis on the game. Kane Williamson & Co defeated Virat Kohli & Co in ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final.

Team India don’t get time for practice

On the other side of the coin, Team India already departed to England. However, they won’t get much time to prepare, practice and adapt to the conditions like the Kiwis. Talking about the points table, India are on top with 520 points.

They managed to win 12 games but lost only 4 games. Team India played out a draw only once. New Zealand second in the points table with 420 points. The Kiwis won 7 games and lost 4 games.

It’s the final showdown. Watch the video below:

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