Scott Styris: Rohit Will Struggle Against Swing, Neil Will Trouble Virat

Suhaib AhmedWeb Editor

14th Jun, 2021. 09:05 pm
Scott Styris: Rohit Will Struggle Against Swing, Neil Will Trouble Virat

Rohit Sharma will struggle if New Zealand bowlers can move the ball around during the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

Scott Styris former New Zealand all-rounder said that Rohit Sharma India opener will struggle if New Zealand bowlers can move the ball around during the WTC final that commences on June 18 in Southampton.

Scott said, “It is pitch-dependent. I can’t stress that enough. I think if the ball is moving around then Rohit will have his struggles. We have done demonstrations after demonstrations (in the studio) about how Rohit doesn’t move his feet a lot early in his innings. If that is the case, then the swinging ball could be a problem for him,”

He explained that the New Zealand pace bowling strategy like Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson/Colin de Grandhomme will bowl till the 22nd or 28th (over) before Neil Wagner will come into a bowl with the old ball.

He added, “There is no secret to New Zealand’s fast bowling plan if you like and that is Southee, Boult and either Jamieson or de Grandhomme will be the third seamer and they bowled till about the 22nd to 28th over with a new ball. And then Neil Wagner comes into the equation,”

He concluded, “So when you talk about Wagner, he can be aggressive and be a genuine wicket-taking option for somebody like Kohli in those middle-overs till the new ball comes around,”

 

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