IND Vs NZ: New Zealand will get more advantage in the final, claims veteran cricketer
The final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is to be played in England. In England, wickets are friendly for fast bowlers so NZ might have an advantage
The final match of the ICC World Test Championship is to be played between India and New Zealand from 18 June. This match is to be played in Southampton, England. Due to the match being held in England, such speculations are being made that New Zealand's team may overpower India. Former fast bowler Brett Lee has also said that New Zealand will benefit from the pitch in the final.
Brett Lee has said that swing and seam bowlers have always been helpful in Southampton and hence New Zealand can get more advantage. However, Lee has made it clear that whichever team bowls better, the title will be there’s to hold.
Brett Lee said, "I think if we consider batting, it will be a level match. Both the teams have many capable batsmen who can play swing bowling well but it is the bowling that will make the real difference in this match. Kiwi team may benefit because the conditions in Southampton are like their home."
Duke Ball can cause trouble
The 44-year-old Lee has taken 310 wickets in 76 Test matches for Australia. Lee said that the pitch of this neutral venue will not be super fast but it will have a lot for fast bowlers. Lee further said, "I think the batsmen should not be in trouble on this pitch but if there is good bowling and the team that bowls well, it can make a huge difference.”
Brett Lee has described playing with the Duke ball as a difficult challenge. Brett Lee said, "The Duke ball swings a lot in England. In such a situation, those bowlers who have the experience of bowling with the Duke ball and who can swing it will have an advantage. New Zealand bowlers might like the Duke ball."
Let us inform you that India and New Zealand had finished first and second in the points table of the ICC Test Championship due to which both these teams got the ticket for the final.