Virat Kohli & Co should wait, not be over-aggressive in WTC final: Kapil

I expect him (Kohli) to excel. He'll be better off waiting for his moments of dominance.: Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain has made some estimate for World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand which will be held in next month.

 

According to Dev as quoted saying in an interview, "India looks a superior batting side. How they tackle the conditions is important. To me, India's batting will hold the key. The bowlers provide a solid back-up to India's cricket campaigns these days but the quality of batsmen will stand out in the final.”

 

He added: "Test cricket is about sessions. Each can be intriguing because of the weather factor. Within minutes, it changes from sunny to cloudy. So you have to be tactically good and technically sound when you play in England."

 

The 62-year-old former cricketer has also warned Kohli against getting over-aggressive in England and felt that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has improved from the time he came into the side but still needs to be careful in England. He also said that Pant needs to spend time in the middle and get used to conditions before going for his shots.

 

"I expect him (Kohli) to excel. He'll be better off waiting for his moments of dominance. He will get his runs with a bit of patience” added Dev.

 

He said Lord's should have been picked as venue for the WTC final and felt that there should have been more than one final.

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