ICC WTC Finals – India vs New Zealand: The build up to the ICC World Test Championship Finals has started. Ahead of the big Finals, the Indian pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has bluntly declared that Indian bowling unit is better than that of New Zealand’s pace trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner.
ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ: Mohd Shami claims India pace trio is better than Boult, Southee and Wagner
“Obviously, we are (better than Boult, Southee and Wagner). When we play Test cricket, even if someone is having a bad day the other bowlers step up. When someone is down, we make sure to pick up that teammate and carry the team forward as a unit. We try to cheer him up as well,” Shami told Sports Tak.
“If you see our records, you will have an idea of what I’m talking about. Fans don’t become fans overnight; they know the entire history. We have done a lot of homework to build this fast-bowling trio of me, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah,” he added.
ICC WTC Finals – India vs New Zealand: It is notable that India is placed on top of the latest ICC Test rankings and the three speedsters have played a key role in it. New Zealand are placed second in the rankings table in Test matches.
The seasoned India speedster feels that top teams have qualified for the finals of the ICC WTC Final. He further stressed that conditions in Southampton will be equal for both India and New Zealand.
“The top two teams have reached the final and the match is in England. Conditions won’t be one-sided for either team. It will be a good match I think, both teams are balanced and solid. I don’t think either team will leave any lose point,” Shami added.
ICC WTC Finals – India vs New Zealand: Mohd Shami claims India pace trio is better than Boult, Southee and Wagner
Indian Pace Trio vs New Zealand pacers (stats)
Mohd Shami- 50 Tests, 180 wickets
Ishant Sharma- 101 tests, 303 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah- 19 Tests, 83 wickets
Trent Boult- 71 Tests, 281 wickets
Tim Southee- 77 Tests, 302 wickets
Neil Wagner- 51 Tests, 219 wickets
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