This captain has captained against both New Zealand and India. He had won against the Kiwi team and a shameful defeat against India.
The final of the Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand (File Photo)
Australia Test team captain Tim Paine has given his opinion on the final of the ICC Test Championship to be played between India and New Zealand and told which team according to him can win this title. Paine has said that in his view, the Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, if they play even their best game around, then they will easily beat New Zealand in the final.
The final of the ICC World Test Championship is to be played between India and New Zealand from 18 to 22 June. Both teams will compete against each other at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. However, what Penn has said is different from many other veterans. Many cricket pundits have described New Zealand’s upper hand in this match as they have recently played a two-match Test series against England and won it. “My prediction is that if India plays even their best game around, they will win easily,” Penn told a news conference in Brisbane. “
Has captained against both the teams
Paine has captained Australia against both the teams. Under his captaincy, Australia had defeated the Kiwi team 3-0, while at the hands of India, they had to face 1-2 defeat at their home. New Zealand is coming fully prepared for the final match. They beat England 1–0, but the win doesn’t seem to matter to Paine as they beat a weak England that didn’t have many big players. Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali did not play for England. Apart from these, Jos Butler, Jofra Archer and Ben Fox were also not there. That’s why he feels that things will be different in the Ashes series to be held later this year.
He said, “I think New Zealand are a good team and secondly, if we look at it in a real way, I think the England team that we saw on the field will be different in the Ashes… It was not a strong England team.”
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