WTC Final: Rohit Sharma Will “Struggle” If Ball Gets Around, Says Scott Styris

Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has said that India opener Rohit Sharma will have to face his struggle if the ball spins at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. India and New Zealand will face each other in the World Test Championship (WTC) final starting June 18. The Kiwis will enter the summit clash after beating England in the two-match Test series. On Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’, Styris said, “Again, it depends on the pitch. I guess I can’t stress that enough. I think Rohit will struggle if the ball is spinning. Will have.”

“In the select dugout, we have demonstrated after demonstrations how Rohit doesn’t really move his leg too early in his innings. If that’s the case, the swinging ball can be a problem for him,” Styris said. said.

Talking about the selection dilemma within the Kiwis team, Styris said, “If you want, there is no secret to New Zealand’s fast bowling plan and that is Southee, Boult and either Jamieson or de Grandhomme will be the third seamer and He bowled almost till. New ball in the 22nd to 28th over.”

“And then Neil Wagner comes into the equation. So, when you talk about Wagner, it’s his ability to be aggressive and take a real wicket for someone like Kohli in those middle overs until the new ball arrives. option.” .

The Indian cricket team landed in Southampton on 3 June and after that, each member of the tour crew had to undergo a mandatory strict quarantine of three days.


At the Hampshire Bowl, players were tested again before starting a period of managed isolation. Regular tests will be conducted during the period of isolation.

Before leaving for England, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri had said that going forward, the International Cricket Council (ICC) should look to make the WTC final a best-of-three competition and play it like three matches. Can go series.

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