WTC Final 2021: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee feels that New Zealand will have an edge over India in the first WTC final. Speaking to the ICC, Lee said, “I am thinking though with the experience of New Zealand because they have bowled in conditions which are similar back home, you talk about the ball moving around, you talk about something in the wicket, there will be a bit of something, it may be conducive to fast bowling, to swing bowling. So that is where I think that the Kiwis might have an advantage purely from that point”.
Commenting on the batting lineup of both the finalist of the WTC, Brett Lee feels that both the teams are evenly placed in terms of the batting lineup. “From a batting point of view, both the teams have got batsmen that can play against swing bowling. But I think it comes down to bowling. I think whichever team bowls best will surely win the WTC final 2021”, Brett Lee added.
New Zealand & India will lock horns in the finals of WTC at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton starting from June 18. Talking about Hampshire Bowl as a venue, Lee said “I think that it will be a venue that will offer a lot from a pitching perspective, it’s not a super-fast wicket. I think there will be enough for the bowlers. But I just hope it is a nice playing surface, I think that is what they will provide”.
Resting all the doubts about the future of test cricket, Lee backed the merits of the ICC World Test Championship, “I have got no doubt that it will be a successful event. I have got no doubt that people will want to be able to compete for the ICC World Cup when it comes to T20, 50 over cricket, why not test cricket? Do not just go on, winning different stats, let us put the two best teams up against Each other in a precious situation & see which one comes out on top. I think it has got a lot of merits”, Brett Lee signed off.
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