ICC WTC should be a 3 match affair, India at a slight disadvantage said, Yuvraj Singh

ICC WTC should be a 3 match affair, India at a slight disadvantage said, Yuvraj Singh

ICC WTC should be a 3 match affair, India at a slight disadvantage said, Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh feels that the ICC World Test Championship final should be a three games affair between India and New Zealand as the current scenarios put India at a “slight disadvantage” against the Kiwis.

The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand is currently engaged in a two games Test series against England and will ahead to the final with enough match practice while the Indian team will advance further without any proper match practice.

The final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton, starting June 18 between India and New Zealand.

“I feel in a situation like this, there should be a best of 3 Tests, because if you lose the first one then you can come back in the next two. India will have a slight disadvantage because New Zealand are already playing Test cricket in England,” Yuvraj told Sports Tak.

  Yuzvendra Chahal says his bond with Rohit Sharma goes beyond the field of cricket

India landed in the UK on 3rd June after which the team underwent a three days quarantine before heading out to have individual practice sessions. Virat and his men will have around 8-10 sessions of practice before advancing to the final run.

ALSO READ: Ian Chappell Reckons Ravi Ashwin As A Better Spinner Than Nathan Lyon

“There are 8-10 practice sessions but there’s no substitute for match-practice. It will be an even contest but New Zealand will have an edge.”

The former cricketer reckons that India has a formidable playing unit as compared to the Kiwis in both aspects of the game.

“I do believe that India is very strong because lately, we have been winning games outside the country. I think our batting is stronger and bowling is at par,” stated Yuvraj Singh.

The southpaw said that Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who are going to be Indian openers, will have to get acclimated to the conditions. To win score runs in England, India will have to adapt to the swing movements quickly, said the 2011 World Cup hero.

  New Zealand tour of India: BCCI to allow 70% fans in Eden Gardens for India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I

“Rohit Sharma is very experienced now in Test matches. He has almost 7 hundreds, 4 hundreds as opener. But both Rohit and Shubman Gill have not opened in England ever,” Yuvraj said.

“They know the challenge, the Dukes Ball swings early. They have to get used to the conditions quickly. In England, it’s important to take it one session at a time. In the morning, the ball swings and seams, in the afternoon you can score runs, after Tea, it swings again. As a batsman, if you can adapt to these things, you can be successful.”

ALSO READ: Buttler, Morgan And McCullum In Trouble As Old Tweets Allegedly Taunting Indian English Resurfaced