Follow on in the WTC Final! Will India make such a record today, whose sorrow will never end

New Delhi. Team India is in bad condition in the second consecutive final of the World Test Championship. He was defeated by New Zealand in the final of the first season. In the second season too, the team is playing against Australia under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. At the end of the second day of the match, India had lost 5 wickets on 151 in the first innings. He still needs 119 runs to save the follow on. Australia has scored a huge score of 469 runs in the first innings. Travis Head and Steve Smith hit excellent centuries. That is, India is still behind by 318 runs on the basis of first innings. Ajinkya Rahane is standing firm after scoring 29 runs.

This is only the second season of the World Test Championship. Till now no team has played follow on in the final. In such a situation, the team would like to avoid this bad record. Team India could not win any ICC trophy since 2013. The team is proving to be bran coming closer to the tournament. Talking about the T20 World Cup held last year, the team got a crushing defeat by 10 wickets in the semi-finals from England. On the other hand, Pakistan had traveled till the final even after a bad start.

Team has lost 3 finals
The Indian team last won the Champions Trophy title in 2013 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. After this the team has lost 3 finals. Talking about the T20 World Cup, in 2014 India lost to Sri Lanka in the final. In 2016, the team was out of the semi-finals. In 2021, in round-2, in 2022, there was defeat in the semi-finals. Talking about the ODI World Cup, the team could not progress beyond the semi-finals both in 2015 and 2019. On the other hand, in the first season of the World Test Championship, in 2021, New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets. Pakistan defeated India in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Tough test for Rohit and Dravid
Rohit Sharma also has an exam as a captain. He was praised a lot after getting Mumbai Indians 5 titles in IPL. After this, he got the command of all three formats last year. Under his leadership, the team entered the T20 World Cup in 2022 and failed to make it to the finals. Coach Rahul Dravid has also not lived up to the trust so far. Earlier, Ravi Shastri as coach and Virat Kohli as captain were also criticized because they could not win the ICC trophy. Under Kohli’s captaincy, the team won the Test series in Australia. Apart from this, he also performed amazingly in England and South Africa.

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Indian fans have been disappointed so far. (AP)

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Talking about the final of the World Test Championship, there are still 3 days left in the match. In such a situation, the result is almost certain. There is a possibility of rain on the fourth day. But the ICC has also kept a reserve day for the match. That is, if the full 5 days of play is not held due to rain, then the sixth day will be used. The result of the first season also came on the sixth day itself. News18 readers can give their opinion in the comment box.

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