Virat Kohli’s last century in Test was against Bangladesh in November 2019. (AP)
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes that Indian captain Virat Kohli can do well in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand (WTC Final). All he has to do is make a slight improvement in his batting. Virat has not been able to score a century in 7 Tests.
New Delhi. Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes that Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli can do well in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand. All he has to do is make a slight improvement in his batting. According to Rameez, in the last few months, I have noticed a minor flaw in his batting. His wrist is spinning in the process of playing a shot in the leg side. If he plays straight, then he will not have any problem. However, Virat knows what he has to do. So there is nothing to worry about.
Raja said in a conversation with India News that sometimes you overthink and put pressure on yourself not to score runs or centuries. If Virat plays shots in the line of the ball in the first 20-25 overs and does not move his wrist too much to flick in the leg side, then he can definitely succeed in the final of the World Test Championship.
Virat has scored 877 runs at an average of 43.85 in 14 matches under the World Test Championship. During this he has scored two centuries. Ajinkya Rahane (1095) and Rohit Sharma (1030) have scored more runs than the Indian captain.
Virat could not score a century in seven Tests Virat Kohli has not scored a century in international cricket for the last 18 months. He scored the last Test century in November 2019 in the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata. Then he played an innings of 136 runs. Since then Team India has played seven Tests. But Virat has not been able to score a century. During this he has scored three half-centuries. However, Rameez Raja feels that Virat is aware of his game and will make the necessary corrections.
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The Indian team has reached Southampton to take on New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship. The match will start from June 18. However, the road for the Indian team will not be easy. Because last year New Zealand had a clean sweep of Team India in the two-Test home series. In that series too, Virat’s bat remained silent on the pitch helping the fast bowlers. In England too, the pitch will remain favorable for fast bowling. In such a situation, there will be a tough challenge in front of Team India.
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In terms of preparation for WTC Final also, New Zealand’s upper hand will be heavy on India. Because he will play a two-Test series against England before this match, while the Indian team will take the field after a long break. In such a situation, if Team India has to be successful in this match, then it is necessary for Virat to come into the rhythm.