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WTC Final: Dilip Vengsarkar Makes An Impactful Statement For Virat Kohli Ahead WTC Final

WTC Final: Dilip Vengsarkar Makes An Impactful Statement For Virat Kohli Ahead WTC Final
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, according to former cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar, will be essential for India to win the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia at the Kennington Oval, which begins June 7.

With 639 runs scored at a strike rate of 139.82 percent and an average of 53 points per run, Kohli had a fantastic IPL season. In addition, the right-handed batsman finished the season with back-to-back hundreds against the Gujarat Titans and SunRisers Hyderabad.

Dilip Vengsarkar said the following to Hindustan Times regarding Kohli’s recent comments about not altering his T20 strategy with regard to Test cricket:

“He is a very seasoned cricketer, so he is the best judge if he has made any comments about his batting. We are all aware of his abilities. He is a player of the highest caliber, and he will undoubtedly be important to India’s chances in the WTC final. If he gets going, it will be fun to watch. “

Virat Kohli has been without a Test century since 2020, but he recently snapped out of it with an incredible 186 in the final Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy in Ahmedabad.

Vengaskar described Shubman Gill, a rising star, as an “all-format player” and gave him high praise.

Vengsarkar praised Shubman Gill as an excellent cricket player. We have high expectations for him. “For India, he has a very promising future. He is a very talented player. He possesses the good temperament, skills, and attributes needed to play for India for a long time and become a match-winner.

If you look at his batting carefully, the strokes he plays are mostly according to the manual,” he added. Even in the T20 format, they are all cricketing shots. He plays in all formats as a result. “

With a staggering 890 runs scored in 17 matches at a whopping average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 157.80, Gill had a phenomenal IPL season. This included a stretch of three centuries in four games, the highest of which was an incredible 129 off 60 balls in Qualifier 2 against the Mumbai Indians.

The 23-year-old has been in outstanding shape in all formats for India in 2023. He scored a fantastic maiden century in the final Test of the four-match series at home against Australia.

“He is a big match player and the occasion can’t get any bigger than this” – Dilip Vengsarkar on Rohit Sharma.

Dilip Vengsarkar also backed Indian skipper Rohit Sharma to rise to the occasion in the high-voltage WTC final against Australia. The 36-year-old is coming off yet another subpar IPL campaign, scoring 332 runs in 16 games for the Mumbai Indians at an average of 20.75.

Vengsarkar was optimistic that Rohit would perform admirably in the championship match despite his advice to be cautious when switching from Twenty20 to Test cricket.

Rohit’s role will be very crucial both as a captain and also as an opener,” Vengsarkar said. “He’s a big match player, and this is the biggest occasion ever,” someone exclaimed.

I wish they had a few practice games before the WTC final. When you go into a Test match as big as this and remember, there are no second chances, unlike a series, it is important you are prepared well,” Vengsarkar added.

The former World Cup winner also backed Ajinkya Rahane to succeed in English conditions and insisted on KS Bharat donning the wicket-keeping gloves for the final.

“He (Rahane) has played good knocks in English conditions in the past,” Vengsarkar continued. “His technique is such that he can adapt to the English conditions quickly. ( On the wicket-keeper dilemma) KS Bharat is the specialist wicketkeeper, so I think he should play. “

India is set to play their second WTC final after the disappointment in the 2019-2021 edition against New Zealand, losing by eight wickets in Southampton.

Rohit Sharma and Co. Will look to break their ICC trophy drought and bring home the silverware for the first time in 10 years. “I hope he brings his A-game to the table. More than the form I think the fact that he will be straightaway coming to the Test match from T20s might be a bit of an issue. “

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