Former Pakistan captain and a legend of the game Inzamam-ul-Haq has expressed his disappointment at the nature of the pitch applied in the Planet Test Championship (WTC) final amongst India and New Zealand.
In the summit clash played at Rose Bowl in Southampton, bowlers dominated and ultimately New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets. Inzamam raised the similar point and reckoned that the pitch wasn’t appropriate for such a big game as the bowlers dictated terms and batting was pretty difficult.
“This Test match was six days lengthy, and out of that, just about 4 days saw constant rain, and nevertheless it got more than inside two.five days. No a single pointed out that who gave the concept that such a pitch should really be applied for the Planet Test Championship final, exactly where only the bowlers had been visible, but the batting side went invisible?” stated Inzamam on his YouTube channel.
“I do not recognize is that for such a massive game, how can you prepare such a pitch,” he added.
Prior to the WTC final, numerous authorities, such as Indian head coach Ravi Shastri recommended that the subsequent final of the WTC second cycle should really have the most effective-of-3 to make a decision the winner. Inzamam also shared his views on this subject, stating that two games should really take location – a single at residence and the other in away circumstances.
“My assistance is that you make it two Tests, devise a points technique, play a single game in New Zealand or whoever is the finalist and the other in India. The outcome would have come out fairer in that case,” recommended the 51-year-old.
“If it had been like the Planet Cup, exactly where each and every match is played in the similar nation, such as the final, then it was distinctive. So, it is just my opinion that in the future, the finals should really be on a residence and away basis, hosted by each the finalists,” concluded Inzamam.