The countdown to the final of the World Test Championship has begun. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the final match between India and New Zealand in Southampton. To strengthen its preparations, New Zealand are currently playing a two-match Test series against England, while Team India has also begun rehearsals after three days of rigorous current. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has given his opinion on the WTC final. Pathan believes New Zealand will take the field as favorites in the match and they will prevail.
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Speaking at the Star Sports Show, Irfan said the Kiwi team would dominate the final of the World Test Championships. Pathan said that New Zealand’s chances of winning are 55 percent and India’s 45 percent. Irfan was named New Zealand captain Kane Williamson when he asked for the name of the highest batsman in the final. Irfan said he hoped Trent Boult would win more wickets for India’s Mohammed Shami and Kiwi side in the WTC final.
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In the past, former opener Akash Chopra has also claimed that New Zealand are dominating the final of the World Test Championships. He said, ‘In this final, New Zealand will prevail. Ignoring India is not okay but this time New Zealand is slightly ahead with a difference of 55-45. He sits second in the Test rankings and performs well at home, but if we talk about Southampton, he plays better than us in English conditions.