The Indian team is currently facing two weeks of tough quarantine. On June 2, the team will travel to England for more than three months. Team India will play six Tests during this period, including the first World Cup championship final against New Zealand. The team will then play a five-match Test series against host England. Former England spinner Monty Panesar has agreed to prepare a suitable pitch for Test cricket for the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Panesar also mentioned the name of the Indian player who will prove to be an X factor in the WTC final.
Speaking to India TV, Monty Panesar said: “India should nurture Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin in eleven WTC finals. Panesar is impressed with Jadeja, who has performed well in both bat and ball in recent times. He believes Jadeja can prove to be the X factor in the final against New Zealand.
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He said, ‘In addition to the fast bowlers, spinners will also play an important role in the WTC final. It will be interesting to see what kind of pitch the ICC prepares for this big match. Speaking of the Test series between India and England, the English team will definitely set up a green pitch which will help fast bowlers. But I believe that the ICC will provide neutral wickets for the WTC final.
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