Ind vs Eng WTC Final: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has highlighted the challenges the Virat Kohli-led side faces during the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. India and New Zealand will clash in the final of the WTC at the Ageas Bowl here from June 18. Trent Boult and Tim Southee remain a challenge for the right-handers but Agarkar feels that facing Kyle Jamieson will be a different threat altogether.
Speaking on Star Sports' show Game Plan, Ajit Agarkar said, "There's definitely a lot of diversity in the New Zealand team. I mean it's because you see someone like Jamieson who's a tall guy and Will present a different challenge. Both Boult and Southee will bowl, a ball will come at you, a ball will go away from you as a right-handed batsman. And then Wagner, when nothing is happening (seam and swing), and You know, everything seems flat so he comes and does something and he has been doing it regularly. So the challenges are a little different."
The former India pacer also said that the conditions in England are more likely to be in New Zealand's favor, as the Kohli-led side has not played any Test cricket away from home in recent times. He has said, "Also what works in his favor is the position, because you're playing in England, it's almost like what you get in New Zealand. So it's a little bit easier with that Duke ball." It swings around. So the challenges are a lot. It's because India hasn't played any Test cricket in the recent past, there hasn't been Test cricket away from home since the tour of Australia."