Former New Zealand captain and coach Glenn Turner has made a big claim about Virat Kohli's batting in the final of the upcoming World Test Championship. Turner has said that Indian captain Virat Kohli may have to struggle if the pitch and conditions favor the fast bowlers and swing in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton.
Turner said, "I don't want to speculate about whether Kohli is cautious about the conditions or not, but if the pitch and conditions favor the fast bowlers and swing, then he may have to struggle like other batsmen As it happened in New Zealand. Once again on-field conditions are going to be important. I think it would be fair to say that home conditions, where batsmen learn, play a vital role in enhancing a player's technique and skills. "
The former captain further said, "Although it seems that the pitches in India have been helping seam bowling in recent times, they still cannot be compared to the conditions in New Zealand. When India last toured New Zealand. Even then, the circumstances were critical." The final of the ICC World Test Championship will be played from June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. For this, the Indian team is busy with preparations.
Let us tell you, the last time India toured New Zealand in 2020, they had to face defeat in both the Test matches. In that series, Kohli was also seen struggling with the bat. He scored only 38 runs in four innings. At the same time, New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi says that the New Zealand team will face a challenge from India in the final of the World Test Championship.