Team India has entered Southampton for the World Test Championship (WTC). Virat Kohli will come under his leadership with the intention of making India the champion in this final match by any means. A few days ago, the Indian captain had said that he would like to enjoy the final match. In this match New Zealand andwill be face to face. But, batting on the pitch of England will not be easy for the Indian players. In such a situation, which two batsmen will be fully responsible for this team. You know, through this report…
Two players have proved to be a strong pillar for India
Team India, who remained on top in the ICC points table, had beaten Australia earlier this year in their own home. Ajinkya Rahane took over the captaincy in the last three matches on this tour. If we look at the statistics of this World Test Championship (WTC), which started in the year 2019, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane proved to be the strongest pillars of India’s batting. Both of them faced more than 100 balls while batting in 9-9 innings. Even the captains of the team Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma could not reach this record. It is necessary for any cricketer to bat in the test format.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane will try to continue their earlier performances in the final match played in such conditions, especially on foreign pitches. Talking about Ajinkya Rahane’s record in this matter, he played the most number of balls in an innings against West Indies at North South. During this, he scored 102 runs while facing 242 balls. While Cheteshwar Pujara played an important innings of 56 runs in 211 balls against Australia in Brisbane. So at the same time, Virat Kohli has played more than 100 balls in just 7 innings and Rohit Sharma has played more than 100 balls in five innings.
Most double centuries by Indian team
Along with this, India has also scored the most double centuries in the World Test Championship (WTC). In this case, there have been 3 players of Team India, who have scored 4 double centuries. Two double hundreds came off Mayank Agarwal’s bat. So there Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have scored 1-1 double century. Talking about Australia and England, 3-3 double centuries were scored from their side. 2 times for the New Zealand team, while 1-1 double century was scored from the side of West Indies and Sri Lanka. At present, Mayank Agarwal’s hope of playing in the playing 11 in the final is very less. In such a situation, only Hitman and Shubman Gill can start the innings.
Ajinkya Rahane is also ahead in terms of scoring the most runs
Ajinkya Rahane is the only vice-captain to occupy the list of Indian cricketer who has scored the most runs in the World Test Championship (WTC). Batting in 28 innings, he has scored 1095 runs at an average of 44. This innings includes 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries. Talking about Rohit Sharma, his bat has scored a total of 1030 runs in 17 innings at an average of 46. In which 4 centuries and 2 half-centuries are included. Apart from this, the name of a single Indian cricketer is not included in the list touching the 1000 runs mark.
According to cricket statistics, the Indian team has the upper hand over New Zealand
At present, if we talk about the total cricket figures of both the teams clashing in the final, then in this matter Team India is looking heavy on New Zealand. A total of 185 matches have been played between the two in all three formats. India has won 82 of these matches. So the New Zealand team has won only 69 matches. In the Test format, the two have faced each other in 59 matches. Out of these, the Indian team has won 21 matches and the Kiwi team has won only in 12 test matches.