WTC Final draw | WTC Final: Know why sharing the WTC title with New Zealand would be unfair with Team India, Know why sharing the title with New Zealand would be unfair to India
Virat Kohli, India vs New Zealand WTC Final  |  Photo Credits: AP
- India-New Zealand ICC World Test Championship Final – Southampton
- Due to rain, the result of the match is likely to be a draw.
- If India had to share the trophy with New Zealand, why would it be unfair to Team India?
On Tuesday, the fifth day of the India-New Zealand ICC World Test Championship final played in Southampton. But in this match, due to rain the whole day’s play was washed away, now the result has started moving towards a draw. Initially, while the first day of the match was washed out by rain without any ball being bowled, the same thing happened on the fourth day of the match. Because of this, a popular match started looking dull. Now if the result is a draw and both the teams have to share the title among themselves, then it will be unfair to India, know the reason for this.
360 overs were to be played in the first four days of the India-New Zealand World Test Championship final but only 218.5 overs could be bowled. In such a situation, now that the option of a reserve-day ie the sixth day is available, the match has moved towards a draw. It is worth noting that the ICC has already made it clear that in the event of a draw, both the teams will split the title and prize money among themselves.
If this happens then it will not go well with Virat Kohli-led team India, it will be unfair to them. The reason for this is that the Indian team performed well during the entire cycle of the World Test Championship and their win percentage in the group stage was also better than New Zealand. Not only this, the Indian cricket team has won more matches than New Zealand even while playing on foreign soil during this period. During this period, New Zealand has not won a single series away from home and has won all the series under the World Test Championship on their grounds.
Talking about the points table, India won 12 matches out of the 17 matches of the World Test Championship and secured a place in the final by securing the top spot in the points table. Later, of course, New Zealand became the No.1 Test team, but in the group stage of the World Test Championship, India was on top. India’s win percentage was 70.6, which is much better than New Zealand’s 63.6 percent. New Zealand won just 7 matches in their 11 matches of the World Test Championship.
The Indian team’s only Test series defeat at home came against New Zealand in 2019, when the Kiwis defeated India 2–0 in the two-match series. However, India won the series against West Indies and Australia away from home. While New Zealand drew a series against Sri Lanka away from home, they were crushed 3-0 by the hosts in Australia.
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