ICC WTC Final: “55-45 in favor of New Zealand, they can play slightly better than us”: Aakash Chopra picks his team for WTC final
The commentator feels that the Indian team which won in Australia in had lost in New Zealand and Kiwi will play better than India in Southampton, England.
While answering to a question asked by a fan to former India cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra over his Facebook page said that New Zealand has a slight edge over India in the inaugural World Test Championship final.
“Don’t rule India out but it is 55-45 in favor of New Zealand. Although they are No.2 in the Test rankings and play well at home when we talk about Southampton, they can play slightly better than us in these conditions in the first half of the English summer,” Chopra said.
Aakash Chopra pointed out why New Zealand has an edge over Indians.
“They (New Zealand) would have already played two Tests there. So, there is a slight difference. The heart is Indian and will say that we will defeat them but we are not able to go to New Zealand and defeat them,” Chopra added.
“It’s a fact, we didn’t defeat them now as well. The team which won in Australia had lost in New Zealand while it was almost a full-strength side in New Zealand. There could be problems in Southampton as well,” Chopra concluded.
India will play six Test matches in England including the World Test Championship Finals against New Zealand from June 18 to 22 followed by a five match Test series against England in August-September.