Cricket News sort by New Zealand

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has admitted that India are a very dangerous batting lineup and that the Kiwi bowlers will have to be on top of their game to do well. New Zealand will face India in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton from June 18. Expressing his admiration for Team India opener Rohit Sharma at a virtual press conference, Southee added that there are others who can make a difference as well.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has hailed New Zealand for their methodical approach after the Kiwis trumped the Englishmen by eight wickets in the Edgbaston Test on Sunday. The victory marked the Black Caps’ first Test series win in England since 1999. It was also England’s first Test series loss at home since 2014. According to Hussain, New Zealand were brilliant in both Test matches.

Former India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has termed the current Indian team one of the best, if not the best Indian team ever. India will take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in Southampton from June 18. Before that, India registered their second consecutive Test series win in Australia and followed it up with a 3-1 thrashing of England at home.

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 -

Former India batsman VVS Laxman feels that India will start as favourites in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, which starts in Southampton from June 18. According to Laxman, India have played some very high-quality cricket over a long period of time

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has praised both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson for their brilliant captaincy in the World Test Championship (WTC). India and New Zealand will take on each other in the WTC final in Southampton from June 18-22. Both Kohli and Williamson have excelled with the bat in the championship and have been lauded for their leadership skills as well. According to McCullum, both India and New Zealand deserve to be in the WTC final for they have been the two best sides.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday admitted that the mental well-being of players must be looked after in the current scenario of COVID-19, where players are constantly holed up in bio-bubbles. India have a tight schedule coming up. After the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, India will play five Tests against England starting in August. On the other hand, the limited-overs team will be in Sri Lanka in July for three ODIs and three T20Is.

Young Indian Test opener Shubman Gill has admitted that skipper Virat Kohli wants the players in the team to play fearless cricket and keeps motivating everyone about having a positive mindset.

Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor feels the suspension of the IPL can be seen as a positive for India as far as the World Test Championship (WTC) final is concerned.