Former New Zealand fast bowler Danny Morrison has named his favourites for the ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 between India and New Zealand. The final will take place on June 18 in Southampton, and Morrison’s thoughts have arrived just in time. India is the favourite, according to the cricketer-turned-commentator. Let’s discuss Danny Morrison About WTC Final 2021.
There are many individuals who are undecided about who should be the favourite going into this major final. India’s performances in the longest format have been nothing short of spectacular. New Zealand, on the other side, has had a fantastic run in Test cricket over the last several years. The fact that they defeated England 1-0 in the Test series before this final has further contributed to fans’ support for the Blackcaps.
Returning to Morrison, as an impartial spectator, he was recently asked to select a favourite between India and New Zealand. Morrison responded by stating that India should be the clear favourite after winning the series in Australia. He went on to say that, unlike New Zealand, Indians have a lot of depth and balance on their side.
Danny Morrison About WTC Final 2021
“As you mentioned in the beginning, India starts as favourites because of what they achieved in Australia. Yes, they haven’t played well enough in England in recent years but in terms of sheer confidence, they are slightly ahead of New Zealand as they have wonderful depth and balance in their side. I am not backing off because of a little bit of more dynamism in the Indian team but the extra X factor is with India,” Morrison said and was quoted by News18.
India’s series victory against Australia was a significant message in and of itself about how Indian cricket is probably at its maximum on the international stage right now. However, the Blackcaps have never been this good in Test cricket. Their recent series victory will provide them with a significant lift. It should also be remembered that New Zealand and India met in a two-match series during the ICC WTC, and Kane Williamson and his team were able to completely demolish the Indian team.