Sunil Gavaskar Predicts Possible Results On WTC Final Reserve Day, Tap Here To Know More.

The reserve day or the sixth day of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final is poised for a thrilling finish with India just 77 runs ahead of New Zealand with 5 wickets in hand. India dismissed New Zealand for 249 on the fifth day but lost the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill before the end of the day’s play.

With Ravinder Jadeja and Rishabh, Panth is on the crease, and Indians fans have a high hope from both to play some good cricket and the team could set a challenging target to win the WTC Final, which has been marred by rain.
But pulling that off will be a very tough task, especially with the New Zealand pacers putting on an impressive show, and only six players are left to come to bat on this pitch where Indian players are finding it tough to score good runs.

While all three results are still possible, former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels only two of these results are realistically possible. Gavaskar opined during the pitch report that the real chance is that of a draw because the sun is finally shining in Southampton and the conditions are good for batting, the HT reports quoting him, ” New Zealand is the only team with a chance to win if they could bowl India out quickly. Setting a target and picking up all ten wickets in good batting conditions is too much of a task for India.

Realistically it looks like a draw unless India end up losing quick wickets and New Zealand chases down the target. ”
He further said that he is skeptical that India is pressing to set a target in a way that they can come back and bowl New Zealand out, especially in good batting conditions. Former India star player Gavaskar said when asked about the possible outcomes on the final day, during the pitch report, by former New Zealand paceman Simon Doull.

Gavaskar further said on Star Sports’ pre-match show Cricket Live that India will have to watch out in the first hour of the play and not lose too many wickets otherwise New Zealand would control the game. The final of the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship is being played from 18–23 June 2021 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton between India and New Zealand. It was initially scheduled for five days, but time lost during the game meant the planned reserve day was used. If the match is either a draw or ends in a tie, both teams will be declared as joint winners, sharing the trophy.

India and New Zealand qualified for the final as the top two teams in the league stage of the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple series being postponed, the league standings were determined by the percentage of points earned.

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