New Zealand is set to face India in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. The final game will be played at Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton, England. The match will start on June 18, 2021. New Zealand bagged the second spot in ICC World Test Championship points table while India achieved the top spot.
New Zealand sealed their spot in the final after defeating Pakistan 2-0 in a home Test series. On the other hand, India defeated England 3-1 in a home series to earn a spot in the ICC World Test Championship final.
During ICC World Test Championship which started back in 2019, New Zealand played 5 Test series. They won 7 matches and lost 4. New Zealand has a PCT of 72.2 per cent which gave them 2nd spot on the ICC WTC points table. On the other hand, India played 6 Test series during the tournament in which they won 12 matches and lost 4, while 1 ended in a draw.
India had a PCT of 72.2 per cent which gave them the top spot in the points table. Some New Zealand players have shown spectacular performances in ICC World Test Championship so far. Here we look at 5 players from New Zealand who can win player of the tournament in the ICC World Test Championship.
ICC World Test Championship: 5 Players From New Zealand Who Can Win The Man Of The Tournament
Kane Williamson is the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in ICC World Test Championship. The New Zealand skipper has scored 817 runs in 14 innings. The right-handed batsman Kane Williamson has smashed 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the tournament.
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This also includes two double centuries- a knock of 251 runs against the West Indies and 238 run-knock against Pakistan. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson is the top contender to win Man of the Tournament in ICC World Test Championship.
After Kane Williamson, Tom Latham is the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in ICC World Test Championship. Latham has scored 680 runs in 18 innings. He has hit 1 century and 5 half-centuries in the tournament at an average of 46+. He is another New Zealand player who can win Man of the Tournament in ICC World Test Championship.
Tim Southee has been a phenomenal bowler for New Zealand in ICC World Test Championship. He is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in the tournament and 5th most overall. In 20 innings, Tim Southee has scalped 51 wickets. This also consists of three five-wicket hauls in an innings.
With such great bowling for New Zealand, Tim Southee can also win the Man of the Tournament award in the ICC World Test Championship.
Kyle Jamieson has showcased fabulous bowling skills for New Zealand in World Test Championship. The 26-year-old pacer has played 12 innings so far and grabbed 36 wickets. He has achieved a five-wicket haul in an innings four times and 10 wicket-haul once.
He follows Tim Southee as the 2nd leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in World Test Championship. Hence, Kyle Jamieson is another player who can bag the Man of the Tournament award in the World Test Championship.
Trent Boult is another New Zealand bowler who has been brilliant in World Test Championship. Left-arm pacer Boult has played 18 innings and grabbed 34 wickets. He is the third leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in World Test Championship.
He is highly expected to be part of the India vs New Zealand World Test Championship final and might impress everyone with his lethal bowling. He is another contender from New Zealand who can win the Man of the Tournament award in the World Test Championship.
Source – Yahoo cricket