The quilting will determine India’s fate in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand next month, said former Indian captain Kapil Dev. The captain, who won the 1983 World Cup, added that India would have to hold session by session as the weather in England changed within minutes.
“India looks like a superior country. The way they deal with the conditions is important. For me, cotton wool in India will hold the key. Bowlers provide solid support for cricket campaigns in India these days, but the quality of the batsmen will stand out in finally, “Dev said.
“Test cricket is for sessions. Everyone can be intriguing due to the weather factor. Within minutes it changes from sunny to cloudy. So you have to be tactically good and technically sound when you play in England,” he said in an interview with Newspaper in the middle of the day.
The 62-year-old warned Collie not to become too aggressive in England and felt that the door hunter Richhab Pant had improved since entering the country, but still had to be cautious in England.
“I expect him (Kohli) to excel. Can you really shackle him? He’s natural when it comes to adapting, but I’d warn him not to be too aggressive. He’ll have to measure it session by session. He’ll do better.” “Wait for his moments of dominance. He will flee with a little patience,” Dev said.
“Trying too much and too early doesn’t work in England, where you have to watch the movement of the ball. If you play stitch and swing well, be patient, you will succeed in England.”
He also said that Pant should spend time in the middle and get used to the conditions before going for his photos.
“He looks like a very mature cricketer from the moment he steps in. He seems to have a lot more time to play his shots and obviously his range of shots is great. But England will be challenging. He has to spend more time in the middle, and it doesn’t just seem to hit every ball.We said the same about Rohit Sharmawho had so many shots but was going to come out and come out so many times, “Dev said.
Dev had successful trips to England as a captain. In addition to leading India to victory in the 1983 World Cup [by winning the final against West Indies at Lord’s], he also led the country to a 2-0 victory in 1986, when India won tests at Lord’s and Leeds.
He said Lord’s should have been chosen as the venue for the WTC final and thought there should be more than one final.
“I would prefer more than one game to decide such an important title … Maybe Lord’s would be a better place than Rose Bowl because the pitch has a great history. Even Manchester. [Old Trafford] it would be a good choice, but there is something about celebrating victory with the Lord. “