England legend claims, pitch will help spinners in India-New Zealand WTC final


London: Former England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar has said that the Southampton pitch will help spinners and will benefit India during the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand starting June 18. . The WTC final will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton from 18 to 22 June.

Southampton wicket will help spinners

Monty Panesar said, ‘I think the Southampton wicket will help the spinners and New Zealand players do not play spin very well and in such a situation India is going to benefit here.’ Panesar had earlier said that India would win the five-match Test series against England 5-0.

India will not be able to clean sweep on hosts England

But now Monty Panesar says that India will not be able to clean sweep the hosts England. However, he said that the Indian team can win the upcoming series because they have good fast bowlers and experienced batsmen. Monty Panesar said, ‘I think this time it is related to the weather, but this team of India is also very strong.’

India has good fast bowlers

Monty Panesar said, ‘India have good fast bowlers, they play the swing ball better and their spinners have better options on how to perform well. The current Indian team is playing very well. She will not win 5-0 but will definitely win the series.

England’s responsibility on Anderson and Broad

The 39-year-old Panesar said that England’s success will depend on how experienced pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad perform. The former spinner said, ‘I think the England team is very good in England, but India has also found a way against spin. So this is going to be a very interesting series. We will have to see how James Anderson and Stuart Broad perform.


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