New Zealand’s triumph in a final to remember

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New Zealand’s triumph in a final to remember

We discuss the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton.

Talking Points:

  • The WTC and the extra layer it has added to gauging a Test side
  • The abundance of fast bowling riches around the world
  • The quality – and variety – of bowling on display
  • Kohli opening up his stance, Williamson batting deep in his crease
  • India’s bowlers’ choice of lengths and their exceptional control
  • New Zealand’s four-man pace attack – left, right, short, full, curve and swerve
  • Rishabh Pant and the complexity of the risk-reward judgement
  • Unsung Williamson, unsunger Ross Taylor, unsungest BJ Watling
  • New Zealand’s triumph coming at the perfect transition moment
  • Fans from the Big 3 adopting New Zealand as their favourite team


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Ashoka (@ABVan)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)


Not luck, not fluke: New Zealand deserve to be World Test Champions – Jarrod Kimber – ESPNcricinfo

Worthy World Champions – Mark Geenty –

World Test Championship a glorious tribute to cricket’s ridiculous allure – Andy Bull – The Guardian

New Zealand’s climb to the top – Fidel Fernando – The Cricket Monthly


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