The much anticipated WTC final between India and New Zealand have already begun with India trailing little behind Kiwis at the end of First session with the score of 69/2 after losing their both openers Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill who scored 34 and 28 runs respectively.
The runs will certainly increase once the 2nd and 3rd session resume but the question arises here that why Kohli and Company decided to go ahead with two spinners and three pacers instead of including one more speedster in the lot to which Indian skipper quickly replied that we select our playing based on their ability to perform all over the world and pitch equation is certainly not something we keep in mind.
On the other end his counterpart Kane Williamson hasn’t included any spinner in his playing X1 erradicating the chances of Ajaz Patel playing in the marquee event.
It was all India when the game started but New Zealand bowlers did what they are known for doing best especially the likes of Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner who took 1 wicket each to put India back in the game.
Kohli also added that adding Ashwin and Jadeja in the lineup gives us more chance to bat deeper and we know that in the crunch moments of the game these 30-40 runs extra by the lower order batsman does make a difference.
It would not be an easy challenge for Indian batters to face Kiwi speedster in overcast condition as the condition in New Zealand and England is quite similar where you witness quick pace and bounce unlike spin friendly condition like India.