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southamptonThe final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) between India and New Zealand may be played at a neutral venue, but Virat Kohli-led Team India’s record on foreign soil during this championship has been better than the Kiwi team. New Zealand played five series during the WTC period from 2019 to 2021, winning series at home against India, Pakistan and the West Indies and making it to the finals of the WTC on points percentage. The start of the Kiwi team was not good in this championship. The Kiwis, captained by Kane Williamson, had a 1-1 draw in the 2019 series in Sri Lanka while they lost 0-3 to Australia in the 2019-20 season. India, on the other hand, had a good start and scored full points by beating the Windies at home. After this Team India defeated South Africa and Sri Lanka on home soil. India beat South Africa 3-0 and Bangladesh 2-0. However, Team India had to face defeat in the Test series 0-2 in New Zealand in 2020. After this series, cricket activities came to a standstill due to Corona virus worldwide. After this, the Test series in Australia in 2020-21 was very important for Team India where they won the series by defeating Australia 2-1 at their home. India played three home away series during the WTC period where they won two. For New Zealand, the England environment is the only thing that can benefit them. It is being said that the climate in England is similar to that of New Zealand. Several former cricketers, including Brett Lee and Glenn Turner, have said that the England environment can benefit the Kiwis.
[Attribution to NBT]