Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

India vs New Zealand 1st Test Kanpur Nov 25 - 29 2021 New Zealand tour of India

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

They're the top two teams in the ICC Test rankings. They recently contested the World Test Championship final. One team has won each of their last three meetings, but all three Tests were played in conditions that negated the other team's biggest point of difference, their spin bowling.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

India now have the chance to play New Zealand in their own conditions. New Zealand now have the chance to prove they aren't just WTC champions but also the best all-conditions Test team in the world.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

This should be one of the most eagerly anticipated series of recent times, but just look at who won't be lining up in Kanpur even though they're fully fit: Kohli, Rohit, Pant, Bumrah, Shami, Boult, de Grandhomme.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

It's the reality of these times. There's endless, wall-to-wall cricket, most of it within biosecure bubbles, and, at some point, everyone needs a break.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

After an England tour during which India's XI mostly had room only for one of them, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be back doing what they do best, and their threat is likely to be magnified by the presence of Axar Patel in a three-man spin attack.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

The challenge that this India attack - the aforementioned spinners plus their quicks - presents in Indian conditions may well be among the biggest Test cricket has thrown at batters through its history.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

New Zealand, though, have quality and experience running through their top five, and in Kane Williamson a world-class force whose record in India doesn't reflect his immense skill against spin.

Can India avenge WTC Final defeat?

While it isn't yet clear what shade of subcontinental this Green Park surface will be, it'll be of a kind that New Zealand haven't experienced for quite a while. As good as their fast bowlers are, their magnificent recent records have owed quite a bit to the green carpets.