WTC Final-R Ashwin proposes a neutral venue for the series to be counted as WTC points – WWE Sports


Indian spinners also believe New Zealand will advance to the WTC final “with an advantage” as they play lead-in in England.

Off Spinner a week before the first World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton, India R Ashwin One of the potential evolutions of the tournament suggests that the team may be playing a bilateral series that counts as WTC points in a neutral venue to “add context”. I will.

“Speaking of this, it has to be the most exciting part of playing test cricket. It has never happened in the last few years. I have never played a team in a neutral place,” Ashwinn said. Said. “But in the future, I think the WTC may be able to add context like this. [by having] Two teams are playing away from home, bringing all the decline and flow of the game. “

The first edition of the WTC ran in a two-year cycle starting in 2019. Following the original structure devised by the ICC, each team will play six bilateral series. Points were distributed to each match to count each match, and the top two teams on the points table participated in the one-time final. The first edition of the final between India and New Zealand will take place in the neutral venue Southampton, and Ashwin said the quality of the tournament could be further improved if the relevant bilateral series followed a similar route. Said.

Ashwin’s point of view was shared by his Indian teammate and fast bowler. Mohammed Shami, Who-talking again -He said that squared India and New Zealand in the final without having a “home advantage” would lead to good competition.
This is the second suggestion for the potential improvement of the WTC coming from an Indian camp. Before they left for England, head coach Ravi Shastri said: Best of three series You should consider winning the WTC winner instead of a one-off game at the end of the two-year cycle. Shastri acknowledged that the situation around the world may not be suitable for such a series at this time, but said it would be the “ideal” culmination of the tournament for the next two and a half years.
“New Zealand will have an advantage”
India is heading to the WTC final with less game time than New Zealand is currently playing. Second test A two-match series match against England in England.While First game It was truncated due to the weather and several senior players took a break for 2 seconds. Training in English conditions should be in New Zealand’s favor.

“We expect a very well-planned and well-developed New Zealand team to come to us,” Ashwin said. “Obviously we played two tests, so they definitely have an advantage, so we have to adapt to it.”

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WTC Final-R Ashwin proposes a neutral venue for the series to be counted as WTC points WTC Final-R Ashwin proposes a neutral venue for the series to be counted as WTC points

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