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The final of the ICC World Test Championship will be played between Team India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18. What will be the mood of the pitch during the match, it has been revealed by the pitch curator Simon Lee himself. According to him, there will be pace and bounce in the pitch, due to which the cricket fans will see a tough competition between the bowler and the batsman.
Lee told ESPN Cricinfo that this is a neutral venue for both the teams. For this reason, according to the instructions of the ICC, such a pitch is being prepared, which is equal for both the teams. We all also want to see a level match between the two teams. Personally, I want a pitch that has carry, bounce and pace.
The weather will be good during the final, there may be strong sunshine
He said that we all know that in England the weather is mostly not favorable and that doesn’t help. In such a situation, it is not possible to make the pitch as per my wish, but this time according to the Meteorological Department, there will be good weather during the final and there may be strong sunlight. So we can expect that we can get hard pitch, more speed without over-rolling.
The pitch will not be one-sided, there will be a collision between batting and bowling.
Lee said that pace has always been what makes red ball cricket exciting. I am also a cricket fan and want to make such a pitch where cricket fans like to watch every ball and have fun. Be it class batting or a great bowling spell. When there is a tough competition between the bowler and the batsman, it is quite exciting to see a maiden over.
That’s why we can see some momentum and bounce on the pitch because we don’t want to make the pitch for one-sided bowlers. Everyone is happy with this too.
Both the teams are ready for the title battle
Team India and New Zealand are fully prepared for the title match. The Kiwis had defeated England 1-0 in the two-Test series earlier this month. This is his first win in a Test series in England after 22 years.
At the same time, Team India reached England only on 3 June. The players started net practice after 3 days of quarantine here. Also, Virat Kohli’s team is playing a 4-day practice match from June 11 to prepare for the final. All the players are playing this match among themselves by dividing into 2 teams.