WTC final: Virat Kohli led India is the #1 side in test cricket at the moment. They are head and shoulders above everyone in the world when it comes to longer format of the game. The amount of depth they have in bowling places them a notch above all the other teams in the world.
India’s biggest test will the upcoming 5 match test series against England in England. They lost the series 4-1 when they toured in 2018. Although, India competed well, England won the crunch moments to make the score line worse for India than what it should have been.
England haven’t lost a test series in their home in the last 7 years. They are a top quality side in their home and the never aging James Anderson and the ever improving Stuart Broad are not giving any breathing space to the visiting sides.
The former England spinner Monty Panesar has made an unrealistic statement regarding the upcoming India England series.
“I think India is going through their best time. When the weather is warm in August, they can even play with two spinners in English conditions. The current Indian team has the potential to defeat England 5-0. After Alastair Cook’s retirement, the English top-order hasn’t looked reliable. If India managed to register a clean sweep, it’ll be their greatest overseas series win,” Monty Panesar said.
India will play New Zealand in the inaugural WTC final in Southampton on June 18. After a lot of hard work India managed to qualify for final to play Kane Williamson New Zealand who were helped by the flawed point system.
The wicket for the final will be prepared by ICC and Monty Panesar expects the game to last for 4 days at least. Here’s what he had to say about the role of the spinners and nature of wicket in Southampton.
Spinners will also play a crucial role in the WTC final in Southampton. We’ll have to see how the ICC prepares the pitch for the event. For the Test series, England will obviously go with a green wicket. But for the WTC final, I think the ICC should prepare a neutral wicket. It’ll be the perfect advertisement for the WTC if the final spans over 4 or 5 days,