Australian Test team Captain Tim Paine on Monday predicted who will win the World Test Championship (WTC) Finals that will be played between India and New Zealand at the Lords Cricket Ground in England.
In a video posted on Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle, Paine is seen speaking about what the recently concluded England vs New Zealand Test series mean for his team ahead of the Ashes.
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Paine said he has been keeping an eye on England’s form ahead of the Ashes summers. He added that the England did not field their best XI for the matches against New Zealand in the absence of players like Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer and that he is expecting them to get better when these players come back into the squad.
When asked who he thinks will win the WTC final that will be played between June 18-22 between India and New Zealand, Paine said India will win the championship “pretty comfortably” if it plays anywhere near their best.