WTC Final: Virat Kohli will struggle if conditions favour swing and seam in England, says Glenn Turner

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World Test Championship final: Former New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner pointed retired that India batsmen struggled during their 2-0 decision past twelvemonth and that the BlackCaps volition beryllium capable to occupation Virat Kohli's men successful the historical last successful Southampton.

 Glenn Turner backs New Zealand to occupation    India successful  English conditions (AFP Photo)

WTC Final: Glenn Turner backs New Zealand to occupation India successful English conditions (AFP Photo)

Former New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner has said India batsmen, including their skipper Virat Kohli, volition conflict successful the World Test Championship last if the conditions successful Southampton favour plaything and seam. Turner said India batsmen recovered it hard to negate the New Zealand pacers during their travel to New Zealand past twelvemonth and it mightiness not beryllium precise antithetic if the conditions are similar.

India instrumentality connected New Zealand successful the last of the inaugural variation of the World Test Championship astatine the Ageas Bowl successful Southampton. India are heading to the last connected the backmost of emphatic bid wins against England astatine location and Australia successful Australia.

However, India were whitewashed 2-0 erstwhile they toured New Zealand successful 2020. The World No. 1 Test broadside managed to get past 200 lone erstwhile successful 4 innings with their skipper managing conscionable 41 runs successful 2 Tests. The likes of Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee and Trent Boult made beingness hard for India batsmen successful conditions that favoured New Zealand.

Turner, speaking to The Telegraph, pointed retired that conditions successful England are akin to New Zealand and that volition springiness Kane Williamson's men the borderline successful the WTC final.

"I don't privation to speculate connected whether Kohli's reflexes person deteriorated. But if the transportation and wide conditions favour seam and swing, helium is besides apt to conflict on with others arsenic was demonstrated successful New Zealand," Turner said.

"Once again, conditions are going to beryllium pivotal. I deliberation it is existent to accidental that the location conditions, wherever batsmen are brought up, play a important portion successful the method and skills of a player," helium added.

"Although it seems that successful much caller times, pitches successful India tin assistance seam bowling, they inactive can't beryllium compared to conditions successful New Zealand. This was exposed erstwhile India past toured New Zealand.

"English conditions are mostly person to those successful New Zealand."

New Zealand volition caput into the WTC last with added vantage arsenic they play 2 Tests against England. Kane Williamson's men dominated the archetypal Test astatine Lord's earlier it ended successful a gully connected Sunday.

On the different hand, India players, who arrived successful Southampton connected June 3, are successful managed isolation. They volition not person lucifer signifier earlier the large final.

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