VVS Laxman WTC final
VVS Laxman has explained how Virat Kohli-led side can make a comeback on Day 5 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand.

Former India batsman VVS Laxman has explained how Virat Kohli-led side can make a comeback on Day 5 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton.

On Day 5, Kane Williamson’s men will begin their inning on 102/2, trailing by 116 runs. With eight wickets in hand and just two days of action left, many cricket experts believe that either a draw or New Zealand’s win could be the only possible results in this highly-anticipated clash.

However, Laxman feels that Kohli & Co. can still turn the tables in their favour if the Indian pacers bowl fuller deliveries on the fifth day.

The 46-year-old also urged the bowlers to remain patient and disciplined on the field in order to bowl out the Kiwis on Tuesday.

Speaking on Hotstar’s ‘Cricket Cravings with Jatin’, Laxman said, “No 1 is length. From what we have seen so far, the Indians have bowled a lot in the good length area. If they try to bowl more full, there will be more chances of taking a wickets.”

“Second is patience, you can’t afford to give a lot of runs. If you concede runs, you will be under pressure. No.3 – they need to be aggressive and attacking. Should use more short pitch deliveries, especially against Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme,” the legendary player added.

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