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3 ways India could dismiss Kane Williamson in the WTC final

By Bet Barter

June 17, 2021

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will pose a huge threat to India in the World Test Championship final. Williamson has been in sublime form for New Zealand in the Test format in recent times. Hence, the Indian Test team will be eager to scalp Williamson’s wicket as quickly as possible. Here are 3 ways India could manage to dismiss Kane Williamson in the World Test Championship final:

⦁ Catch Williamson off guard with short length deliveries

Kane Williamson boasts a superb average of 60.29 against short-length bowling in the Test format. However, Williamson has surprisingly struggled against short-length bowling in the Test format in recent times. Previously, Kane Williamson used to average 90 short balls for every dismissal in the Test format. Now, Williamson averages 60 short balls for every dismissal in the Test format. India will look to use this as an opportunity to dismiss Williamson early in the World Test Championship final.

⦁ Get Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah to swing the ball in

Kane Williamson has struggled against swing bowling in the Test format. Williamson’s most recent dismissals in the Test series against England were because of swing bowling. India has some of the best swing bowlers in the Test format. Hence, Virat Kohli could use Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah to bowl swing deliveries whenever Williamson comes to bat. Their bowling action combined with their ability to swing the ball at will could prove to be fatal for the New Zealand Test skipper.

⦁ Ravindra Jadeja could pile up pressure on Kane Williamson from the other end

India is likely to play with two spin bowlers in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Williamson has struggled to score runs against spin bowlers in the Test format, averaging only 2.9 runs per over. This is where Ravindra Jadeja could come into play. The Indian spin bowler will help control the flow of runs, which will build up pressure on Kane Williamson, who might end up losing his wicket. India will look to use Jadeja to their advantage against Kane Williamson in the World Test Championship.

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