The former England captain Michael Vaughan predicted the winner of India vs. New Zealand for the World Test Championship Final. The World Test Championship Final is less than a month away. The excitement of the first-ever World Test Championship final is at its peak. India finished at the top of the points table, and New Zealand finished second. Many cricket experts and former cricketers predicted the winner of the final. The final of the World Test Championship will be played between 18th June – 22nd June 2021 at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
New Zealand has already reached England, and they will play two Test matches against the hosts before the final. New Zealand will get the much-needed match practice before the final. The Kiwis will adjust in the England condition and also get the game time with the Duke ball. While same is not the case with the Indian team. Team India will reach England in the first week of June. They will not have any match practice before the final. The former England captain Michael Vaughan told,
“New Zealand (will win). English conditions, the Duke ball, and India on the back of a busy schedule… they’ll arrive pretty much a week before and go straight into it, [and] New Zealand have two test matches, you could argue warmups against England to get them prepared for the final.”
“So it’s quite an obvious one for me, New Zealand will be better prepared and they’ll have more of a group of players who’ve played more cricket with the red ball, particularly the Duke ball here in the UK. New Zealand, all the way.”
Michael Vaughan also specifies that the current New Zealand team is being the best in history. He added,
“It’s not difficult, you haven’t had many great teams. You’ve had great players, you go back to the 80s, Richard Hadlee and Martin Crowe were up there with the greatest to have ever played test match cricket. As a team, Brendon McCullum’s team were exciting and vibrant but I never felt they were consistent because they let the opposition in by playing so aggressively.”
“Under Kane Williamson you’ve started to play high class, disciplined test match cricket over long periods, and real quality teams do it over day one to five. And it takes until the end of day five to wear a team down to get that win, this is what this New Zealand side can do.”
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