Countdown to the final of the World Test Championships has begun. The final match between India and New Zealand will be played in Southampton from 18 to 22 June. Many former players have been predicting this final. Now there’s one more name in this episode, and that is New Zealand’s former opener Brendon McCullum. McCullum believes the Kiwis will take on India in the WTC final.
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McCullum attributed this to the New Zealand two-Test series against England. McCullum told India Today Channel, “I think it will be New Zealand in the 60-40 ratio for the match. New Zealand will reach the final with match practice. I think this is close competition. How good he is and the competitive spirit he has, the way New Zealand respects India, I respect India as a fan. I think we are ready for a very competitive match in the World Test Championship final. I want the best performing team to win.
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The Indian team currently has a quarantine in Mumbai and will arrive in England on June 3. New Zealand arrived there on May 17 for a two-Test series against England. The two-match series between the two teams will begin on June 2. India defeated England 3-1 in the home Test series to secure their place in the final. At the same time, after the series between Australia and South Africa was canceled, New Zealand entered the final.