Parthiv Patel believes Virat Kohli-led India has covered all bases ahead of the WTC final vs New Zealand and can win the inaugural series in June.
Parthiv Patel confident of India’s chances ahead of WTC final vs New Zealand. (PTI Photo)
- India has all bases covered for the WTC final vs New Zealand: Parthiv Patel
- India face New Zealand in the final of the inaugural WTC on June 18 in Southampton
- BCCI had announced a 20-member Indian squad for June’s ICC World Test Championship final
Former India cricketer Parthiv Patel said that India has a strong squad and Virat Kohli’s team has covered all the bases ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Patel was confident that the Indian cricket team has a strong chance of winning the World Test Championship (WTC) title.
Earlier, the BCCI had announced a 20-member Indian squad for June’s ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton. Virat Kohli will continue to lead the Indian side for now with Ajinkya Rahane as his deputy. Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan and Arzan Nagwaswalla will be the standby players on the tour.
Reflecting on India’s chances and reviewing their overall squad, former keeper-batsman Parthiv Patel told Star Sports, “I think it looks a really strong squad. If you want to compare India and New Zealand squad, we have covered all the bases. If you talk about fast bowlers, we have got Bumrah, Ishant and Shami. If either of them is not fit, then there is Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, enough depth in the squad.”
“If you talk about batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant. There are proper batsmen who can bat well in England. Everyone has got runs and there is a spare batsman in KL Rahul, imagine KL Rahul not finding a place in this Test squad. So, how strong this squad could be,” said Patel.
He further opined, “Axar Patel, who was probably Man of the Series or Man of the Match in a lot of matches against England. He came in place of Ravindra Jadeja and it never felt like Ravindra Jadeja was out. Now Ravindra Jadeja will be back, Ashwin will be back. So, this squad looks really strong.”
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