Dilip Vengsarkar says that the Indian team is a better side going into the World Test Championship (WTC) final against the blackcaps at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to June 22. Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip had formed the backbone of India’s batting in the 1970s-80s and later became the Indian cricket board’s chairman of selectors and said that despite the condition in Southampton might be in favour of the Kiwis, but the Indian side would have the edge against the Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.
He informed Khaleej Times that if the people compare the New Zealand team to the Indian team, as per him, India looks better team. Though Trent Boult is a world-class bowler and Kane Williamson world-class batsman, Indian’s has more all-rounders and the Indian team have got tricky spinners such as Ravichandra Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel along with deadly pacers such as Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami and best batsman as well.
He further added that there are talented players in the Indian team. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma are world-class cricketers. Although it is important for other players to chip in as the whole team cannot be dependent only on two players. If the players are playing a Test match cricket then everybody has to contribute.