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Looking forward to Trent Boult vs Rohit Sharma contest in WTC: Virender Sehwag

By Bet Barter

June 12, 2021

Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag stated that he is eagerly waiting for the thrilling contest between Trent Boult and Rohit Sharma. Both the Mumbai Indians player will face each other in the upcoming World Test Championship starting on June 18. Virender Sehwag believes that Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma has all the qualities and recent form at the top of the order to succeed in the upcoming Six Tests in England. If there is any other batsman apart from Rohit, who can be as rebel as Sehwag, it is Rishabh Pant. The young wicket-keeper batsman is currently going through a purple patch in his international career.

Virender Sehwag wants Rishabh Pant to bat the way he knows. The former has stated that he should not get stuck by analysis and dissection about the technique and temperament needed to be successful in England.

India should go with both Jadeja and Ashwin in the final: Sehwag

Talking about the Indian bowling unit, the management has a lot to figure out before the mega event. Virat Kohli and the management will have come up with the perfect bowling combination for the WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton. The Indian cricket team has the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj available in the pace department. For the spin department, India has experienced players like R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Thus, it will be difficult for Virat Kohli and the team management to develop a bowling combination. However, former India opening batsman Virender Sehwag believes India should go with both Jadeja and Ashwin in the final. Sehwag claims that instead of opting to go with four pacers, team India should go with two spinners in their five-person bowling line-up. It will strengthen their lower middle-order batting as well.

Meanwhile, Kane Williamson and the team are currently involved in the second and final Test versus England at Edgbaston. On Day 2, the Blackcaps are in a strong position. They have scored 295-4 in response to Joe Root-led England's 303. Despite no Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling, New Zealand are still giving a tough fight to the hosts, whereas team India will also be keeping an eye on the proceedings.

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