Trent Boult vs Rohit Sharma will be a contest that I would be looking forward to in WTC final: Virender Sehwag

Trent Boult vs Rohit Sharma will be a contest that I would be looking forward to in WTC final: Virender Sehwag

The Mumbai Indians teammates will be taking a go at each other and this rivalry, Sehwag feels, will be the most interesting one.

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag gestures as he speaks during an event to launch a smartphone app ‘The Selector’ in New Delhi on August 21, 2019. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Indian cricket team is all in readiness to clash with New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship’s final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton from June 18-22. After a hard two-year cycle, the two teams have managed to seal the much-anticipated spot and the fact that both India and New Zealand are currently ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively in the ICC Test rankings only adds more to the contest.

With two top teams battling out for glory, head-to-head battles are a given. More so, as both teams have some of the world’s best batters and bowlers in their respective teams currently. Virat Kohli versus Tim Southee, Cheteshwar Pujara versus Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson versus Jasprit Bumrah are all enticing clashes, but the one that former Indian batter Virender Sehwag is most keenly looking forward to is Rohit Sharma versus Trent Boult.

If Rohit gets set, it will be a treat to watch: Virender Sehwag

The Mumbai Indians teammates will be taking a go at each other and this rivalry, Sehwag feels, will be the most interesting one. “Boult vs Rohit Sharma will be a contest that I would be looking forward to. If Rohit gets set and see off Boult’s opening spell, it will be a treat to watch,” said the former Indian opener during a recent interview

“No doubt Trent Boult-Tim Southee combination will pose a lot of challenge for Indians. They can move the ball both ways and are brilliant while bowling in partnerships also,” he added.

“Rohit is a fantastic batsman and he has played Test cricket in England earlier also (2014) so I think he can manage well as we have seen in recent times when he has opened the batting. I have no doubt that he will score runs in England this time.”

“Obviously, as it is for any opener, he would have to be careful for the first 10 overs and see off that new ball to understand the conditions first. I am sure he will get a chance to show his range of strokes,” Sehwag further reckoned.

Speaking about India’s bowling combination, he said, “Two spinners will be good for India because both Ashwin and Jadeja are capable all-rounders. That also adds depth to your batting. You don’t need a sixth batsman with both of them around. If India can play with five specialist bowlers that will be great thing because I still believe that two spinners will come into effect on fourth and fifth day.”