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‘You can't win the trophy every time’: Kapil Dev defends Team India

Reacting to India's loss in WTC Final, former captain Kapil Dev said the media often goes harsh on the team after a bad game and tends to overlook the better performance in the past.

File image of Kapil Dev(PTI)
File image of Kapil Dev(PTI)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 11:04 AM IST

‘What’s the guarantee that another captain can win India an ICC trophy?’

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal believes that Kohli is a wonderful leader and backed him to continue as Indian captain.

Indian captain Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
Indian captain Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 11:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Gavaskar comes to Pujara's defence after low scores in WTC final

Coming into the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl, expectations were high of Cheteshwar Pujara, but he only managed to score 8 and 15 in the two innings.

Cheteshwar Pujara (L), former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar (R)(HT Collage)
Cheteshwar Pujara (L), former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar (R)(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 07:31 AM IST

Former selector highlights two players that India should have taken to England

There have been questions raised around the selection of players for the final while criticism has been levelled at some of the senior cricketers of the team that failed to perform at the crucial stage.

Virat Kohli congratulates Kane Williamson. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli congratulates Kane Williamson. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 06:59 PM IST

'Rishabh tried to play shots': Tendulkar says Indian batsmen needed to 'hang in'

Former captain Sachin Tendulkar rued India's lack of partnerships on Day 6 of the World Test Championship, saying India needed at least one big stand first up if they wished to escape with a draw or put New Zealand under pressure.

Rishabh Pant plays an audacious shot. (Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant plays an audacious shot. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Not a mean achievement': Ganguly lauds 'worthy' contributors of India's WTC run

Although India could not be crowned the World Champions of Test cricket, Sourav Ganguly was extremely pleased with what the team has achieved in the span of two years, and lauded the chief contributors of their run up to the WTC final.

Sourav Ganguly was is delighted with India's show in the first-ever World Test Championships. (Getty Images)
Sourav Ganguly was is delighted with India's show in the first-ever World Test Championships. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 01:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Wagner discloses reason behind Kohli's 'shush finger' celebrations in WTC final

Pacer Neil Wagner disclosed the meaning behind India captain Virat Kohli's 'shush finger' celebrations during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton.

India captain Virat Kohli sends off Tom Latham of New Zealand. (Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli sends off Tom Latham of New Zealand. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 09:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Brad Hogg picks moment which 'proved extremely costly' for India on final day

Even though India did not have a great chance of winning the World Test Championship final once their batting capitulated on the final day, the fact that India dropped two catches did not help their case.

Virat Kohli's India had a lackluster Day 6 at the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli's India had a lackluster Day 6 at the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 08:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Was Pant not told that his methods weren't aligned with what the team wanted?'

Aakash Chopra has said that Rishabh Pant’s attacking approach in India’s second innings in the WTC final had a lot to do with self-belief against the swinging ball or his attempt to do justice to his reputation of being a game-changer.

Rishabh Pant did not back down against the New Zealand bowlers. (Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant did not back down against the New Zealand bowlers. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 09:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Woefully out of form': Ex-WK says India bowler played WTC final on 'reputation'

The fast-bowling trio, which was picked in the form of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah couldn't deliver as they combined to pick up seven wickets in the match.

Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja combined to pick just four wickets in the match. (Getty Images)
Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja combined to pick just four wickets in the match. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 07:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'To win it against a quality team like India, definitely the pinnacle': Wagner

New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner recently stated that the Kiwis win over India in the WTC final is 'the pinnacle of the game' for him.

New Zealand's Neil Wagner celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane Action during the WTC final.(Reuters)
New Zealand's Neil Wagner celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane Action during the WTC final.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 09:35 PM IST

'They grabbed our passports, asked where's the mace? Even police wanted photos'

Describing the scenes back home, New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner said he never got greeted at the customs like they he was after returning as a WTC winner.

New Zealand players celebrate after being handed the ICC Test Championship Mace, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. New Zealand won the match by eight wickets.(ANI Photo/ICC Twitter)
New Zealand players celebrate after being handed the ICC Test Championship Mace, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. New Zealand won the match by eight wickets.(ANI Photo/ICC Twitter)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 09:35 PM IST

Nasser Hussain wants India to call up experienced pacer for England Tests

Nasser Hussain wants the Indian team management to fly Bhuvneshwar Kumar to England for the five-Test series starting August 4.

File image of Nasser Hussain. (Getty Images)
File image of Nasser Hussain. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 12:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'If you lose, people say there's no killer instinct': Ex batsman defends India

Former India batsman Kirti Azad has ridiculed the notion that India lacked fire or killer instinct following their eight-wicket-defeat in the final of the World Test Championship.

A dejected Virat Kohli after India lost the WTC final. (Getty Images)
A dejected Virat Kohli after India lost the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 11:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Paine apologises for predicting India would 'comfortably' beat NZ in WTC final

Tim Paine had said that India 'will win pretty comfortably if they play anywhere near their best', but had to take back his words when The BlackCaps were crowned the World Champions of Test cricket

Tim Paine had to take his words back as New Zealand won the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Tim Paine had to take his words back as New Zealand won the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 12:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'No one supported him': Ex Ind batter on 2 pacers who should've played WTC final

Former India batsman Gagan Khoda feels Mohammed Siraj should have played the WTC final ahead of Ishant Sharma and said Bhuvneshwar Kumar should have been in England.

Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma have a word. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma have a word. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 03:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Why didn't they prepare?': Former captain questions India's intent in WTC final

Former India batsman, captain and chief selector, Dilip Vengsarkar felt there was a lack of 'intent' shown by India at the World Test Championship final.

India lost the WTC final by 8 wickets to New Zealand. (Getty Images)
India lost the WTC final by 8 wickets to New Zealand. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 08:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'He made a mistake but why blame Virat alone?': Former batsman defends Kohli

Virat Kohli's failure came under a lot of criticism, but former India batsman Arun Lal has come to his defence saying it's unfair to blame the India skipper alone since all Indian batsmen found it tough facing the Dukes ball in England.

Virat Kohli looks dejected as he leaves the field after getting out. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli looks dejected as he leaves the field after getting out. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 10:57 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bevan lists 3 reasons behind Team India's lacklustre performance in WTC final

Former Australia batsman Michael Bevan has listed some of the reasons behind Team India's lacklustre performance against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl.

Michael Bevan has come up with his analysis on India's WTC final defeat. (Getty Images)
Michael Bevan has come up with his analysis on India's WTC final defeat. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 09:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Kohli once-in-a-generation player, see shades of Richards and Ponting in him'

Mohinder Amarnath hailed the Indian skipper stating that a player like Virat Kohli comes once in a generation and that he sees shades of Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting in him.

Mohinder Amarnath says Virat Kohli is a lot like Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting. (Getty Images)
Mohinder Amarnath says Virat Kohli is a lot like Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 07:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘We knew Ashwin & Jadeja were going to become more & more apparent’: Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said his team had hoped of batting a little longer in the first innings, keeping in mind the capabilities of Indian spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates(Action Images via Reuters)
Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 12:10 AM IST
By, New Zealand

'Never experienced 139 runs taking so long': Southee on WTC triumph over India

Southee picked up four wickets in the second innings as New Zealand bowled out India for just 170 runs. Then Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured that New Zealand did not have any hiccups in becoming the first-ever WTC champions.

Tim Southee celebrates the wicket of India's Mohammed Shami during the World Test Championship final match. (ANI Photo)
Tim Southee celebrates the wicket of India's Mohammed Shami during the World Test Championship final match. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 06:38 PM IST
By, Southampton

'He is like VVS Laxman, he should bat in the middle-order'

Former selector Gagan Khoda said that Shubman Gill is a middle-order batsman and ‘not an opener’. He further stated that the team management could have considered the likes of Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw.

India's Shubman Gill in action during WTC Final(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Shubman Gill in action during WTC Final(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 09:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

WTC: Stats of Indian players - Most runs, most wickets and other records

The Indian team under Virat Kohli came up short in the rain-affected final but they had a campaign to remember as they finished on top of the points table after winning all their home series and beating Australia and West Indies away from home.

India’s captain Virat Kohli (Getty Images)
India’s captain Virat Kohli (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 05:04 PM IST

'New Zealand has really risen under Kane Williamson's leadership': McCullum

Brendon McCullum said that the Kiwis have been ‘humble and hardworking’ on the field and this team has perfectly reflected the image of their captain Kane Williamson.

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum lauds his successor Kane Williamson(Twitter)
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum lauds his successor Kane Williamson(Twitter)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 04:50 PM IST

Black Caps displayed skill and temperament required to be best Test team: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday congratulated New Zealand on clinching the inaugural WTC title in a riveting final.

New Zealand players celebrate after being handed the ICC Test Championship Mace, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.((ANI Photo/ICC Twitter))
New Zealand players celebrate after being handed the ICC Test Championship Mace, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.((ANI Photo/ICC Twitter))
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 02:04 PM IST

'Bumrah is just 3/10, Pujara 2/10': Aakash Chopra rates Team India's performance

Former India batsman and commentator Aakash Chopra rated Indian players' performance in the WTC final. He wasn't happy with the performance of Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja.

Aakash Chopra rates Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Aakash Chopra rates Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 10:20 PM IST

Harbhajan explains why NZ 'deserve to be champions'

Harbhajan Singh believes lack of match practice had plenty to do with India's performance in the WTC final.

Harbhajan Singh says India needed better match practice in the lead up to the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Harbhajan Singh says India needed better match practice in the lead up to the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 11:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'It was an absolute disgrace': Former WC winning allrounder slams Ind's bowling

Former World Cup winning all-rounder Roger Binny did not mince words in criticising the Indian bowling for their performance against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton.

Jasprit Bumrah reacts after a catch does down off his bowling. (Getty Images)
Jasprit Bumrah reacts after a catch does down off his bowling. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 11:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kohli shares heart-warming, positive message after India's WTC final loss

Even though India and Virat Kohli failed to win another ICC event, the India captain posted a heart-warming message on social media, highlighting what this unit means to him and the rest of his teammates.

India captain Virat Kohli. (Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 10:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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