ICC World Test Championship 2019/21 Final - General Discussions

Which team will win Test Championship Final?

  • India

    Votes: 5 23.8%
  • New Zealand

    Votes: 16 76.2%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

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India's best XI for WTC final:
Rohit
Agarwal
Pujara
Kohli
Rahane
Kl Rahul (wk)
Vihari
Ashwin
Shami
Siraj
Ishant

If India don't select this XI, then they will lose. TBH any XI apart from this would mean that New Zealand have more quality in their side, so I'd support them if India don't choose this team.
Good IX sir. Some of those guys I dont know much of but seems a solid team to me.
 

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India's best XI for WTC final:
Rohit
Agarwal
Pujara
Kohli
Rahane
Kl Rahul (wk)
Vihari
Ashwin
Shami
Siraj
Ishant

If India don't select this XI, then they will lose. TBH any XI apart from this would mean that New Zealand have more quality in their side, so I'd support them if India don't choose this team.
The one who thinks that this is the best line-up for India for WTC Final has to be the fool of the highest order. KL Rahul is an opener who never kept wickets in First-class matches. I would be more in the favour of playing Agarwal ahead of Rohit than Gill but again Rohit has got runs under his belt in the last 2 years so there is unfortunately no place for Agarwal as of now. Vihari ahead of Jadeja? What has Jadeja done to be excluded? Also any average fan would know the importance of Jasprit Bumrah in India's test bowling line-up. Pant is out? Very interesting!!!!! You've literally got to be a hater of Indian Cricket team if you think of dropping the leading run-scorer of last 2 series for India. I wonder why we have such trolls out there!!!!
 

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Finding it tough to see India going past NZ to win the WTC Final. NZ's confidence is at an all time high right now with that series win over England. The one thing that India has going for them is their unpredictability tag, they could either implode on a green track or win the game from nowhere and seal the deal. If India bat first, weather the new ball storm from NZ and get a big first innings score, that could give them a big chance to win given the experienced bowling attack India have. Looks like it'll be a NZ bowlers vs India's batsmen contest that could be the deciding factor for the win.
 

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As an Indian fan I wouldn't want to see India batting first on a green surface under Overcast skies because we had similar conditions in both the Test played in New Zealand to which India's batsmen looked clueless especially to someone like Kyle Jamieson. The best chance for India would be bowling first and getting New Zealand for a sub-par score like 200-250 and then try to save wickets at the top, get some quick runs from the lower order, get a decent lead and then see how things turn out.

Although New Zealand does have won a Test Series in England but it would always depend on which India team will turn up on the day. I would say Pujara and Ishant our going to be the key for us. Ashwin's role would be crucial while bowling in the 2nd innings. I just hope this is the match where Kohli gets some luck on his way with the bat. I would definitely say that individual performances won't help India at all. It has to be a team effort!!!!
 

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Finding it tough to see India going past NZ to win the WTC Final. NZ's confidence is at an all time high right now with that series win over England. The one thing that India has going for them is their unpredictability tag, they could either implode on a green track or win the game from nowhere and seal the deal. If India bat first, weather the new ball storm from NZ and get a big first innings score, that could give them a big chance to win given the experienced bowling attack India have. Looks like it'll be a NZ bowlers vs India's batsmen contest that could be the deciding factor for the win.
I respect your opinions when it comes to cricket, youre normally spot on. India having an ‘unpredictably tag’, really the number 1 ranked test team is unpredictable? Test cricket quality certainly at its all time low then. Shouldnt be surprised though all this as a result of fast food T20 cricket/IPL.

I’ll most likely be supporting India for the first time in a championship. I love Virat and it would be amazing to see him lift the championship above his shoulders.
 

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Failure on the part of ICC not thinking of an alternative venue well in advance and be prepared before hand. No wonder why Cricket is a dying sport. These people are not interested in delivering the best to their fans but only looking to earn $$$
 

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Failure on the part of ICC not thinking of an alternative venue well in advance and be prepared before hand. No wonder why Cricket is a dying sport. These people are not interested in delivering the best to their fans but only looking to earn $$$
I don't see what more could be done particular during a pandemic.
 

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NZ have everything going their way at the moment. Two full Test matches, plenty of time to get accustomed to the conditions and a freshly-minted series win against the home side to boast about.

Compare that with India, who almost always end up losing the first Test in SENA countries before getting a hang of things, and you would have a one-sided match on your hands. The one advantage India has is that our tail is stronger than the opponent's, at least of paper, but all comes down to how Boult and company make the ball talk.

Predicting NZ picking up the trophy should the rain allow for enough match overs.
 

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Not too sure it's a great argument when your neighbouring country is hosting a global level football tournament.
England is hosting that tournament too. Don't ask me to defend the common sense of holding a football tournament in about 8 countries during a pandemic, that's the dumbest thing ever.
 

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Compare that with India, who almost always end up losing the first Test in SENA countries before getting a hang of things, and you would have a one-sided match on your hands.
Living in pre-2012 aren't you? We nearly won our first Test in England back in 2018, beat Australia at Adelaide the same year and could've won the D/N Test not for that 36 all out.
 
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