The Most-awaited World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 18. During a recent chat on Star Sports show, Cricket Connected, Irfan Pathan and Parthiv Patel Predicts top wickettaker in WTC finals. Former Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan has predicted the highest wicket-taker.
India will have Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami was their front runner seam bowlers. While from New Zealand, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee and Trent Boult will lead the attack. Pathan backed Mohammed Shami or Trent Boult to be the top wickettaker during the WTC finals.
“WTC Final, it’s the biggest Test match ever. I think New Zealand will have a 55-45 advantage. I also think Kane Williamson will be the highest scorer. And, in terms of highest wicket-taker, it will be between Trent Boult and Mohammad Shami.” Irfan Pathan said on Star Sprts show.
Parthiv Patel Predicts Cheteshwar Pujara To Be The Highest Run Scorer In The Tournament
According to Parthiv prediction Cheteshwar Pujara will be the highest run-scorer for India to win in the WTC final
“I will back Cheteshwar Pujara to get the highest scorer title in this Test match. If India has to win, you have to keep Pujara for your No. 3 — if India loses early wickets. If he goes on to bat for 3-4 hours in this Test match, I think India will be in a very good position. So, I am backing Pujara to be the highest run-scorer in this Test match,” said the former wicketkeeper-batsman.
“I will put cricketing logic aside and I will back India to win this Test match. I think Mohammad Shami holds the key to the Indian bowling attack. Yes, (Jasprit) Bumrah and Ishant Sharma have been bowling and preparing well, but I think Mohammad Shami is key. The way he has been bowling in England and he has done really well in all conditions,” he added.
New Zealand will have a slight advantage with the similar home conditions but Indian batting line up will be difficult to break too. Highly anticipated clash starts from 18th June onwards.