Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has been selected in the English commentary panel for the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and England. He recently posted a video on his Instagram story, where the Indian players would be seen warming up ahead of the fifth day of the Summit clash.
Dinesh Karthik reckoned that Jasprit Bumrah looked stiff as appeared in the video. The former further said that the weather was too cold in Southampton on Tuesday.
Check out Dinesh Karthik’s Instagram story here.
India and New Zealand are currently squaring against each other in the WTC final in Southampton. Both sides have even chances of making it to the final win. However, persistent rain interrupted the proceedings on Day 2 and 3 as only 151.2 overs’ play was possible on the two days.
Even on the fifth day, an hour of play was delayed, curtailing the first session of the New Zealand innings for the day. However, the game restarted on Tuesday from 101/2 of the New Zealand scoreboard.
Currently, New Zealand has lost five wickets in 72 overs for 135 runs on the fifth day. Earlier, India was bowled out for just 217 runs in the first innings. New Zealand is currently trailing behind 82 runs in the second innings.
Fortunately, ICC has scheduled a reserve day for the summit clash. However, if the Test still ends in a draw, then both the teams would share the trophy.
Post the World Test Championship, India will play a five-match Test series against England. The first Test of the series will start from 4th August to 8th August 2021. The last Test will be played from 10th to 14th September 2021.
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