Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes New Zealand could have the higher hand in opposition to India in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) last at Southampton subsequent week.
On Sunday, New Zealand beat England in the second Test at Edgbaston by eight wickets to win the two-Test sequence 1-0. The victory marks New Zealand’s first Test sequence win in England since 1999.
Often criticized for not being constant away from house, New Zealand grew to become the primary crew to beat England at house since 2014.
Through a tweet, Michael Vaughan praised New Zealand’s all-round skills.
“NZ are a excessive class crew .. Read the state of affairs with the Bat in hand,skilful with the ball & catch brilliantly .. Really fancy them to beat India subsequent week .. #ENGvNZ.”
The 46-year-old Ashes-winning captain additionally consoled his countrymen, referring to England’s Euro conflict in opposition to Croatia later in the day.
The sequence win over England has now helped New Zealand displace India from the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Rankings.
New Zealand will enter the match last with 123 factors, whereas India stays at 121. However, India topped the WTC factors desk.
Indian followers troll Michael Vaughan on Twitter
Michael Vaughan’s tweet on the WTC last ensured the banter between him and Indian followers continued on Twitter. Unfortunately, his predictions in the previous involving India have gone woefully improper.
He had predicted a 0-Four defeat for India once they toured Australia final season. His voice discovered extra gas after India had been bowled out for 36 at Adelaide. However, India defied all the percentages and received the sequence 2-1.
Even throughout England’s tour of India, Michael Vaughan continually criticized the spin-friendly Indian pitches, a lot to the ire of Indian supporters.
Indian followers on Twitter welcomed Michael Vaughan’s tweet praising New Zealand, linking it to the jinxes his earlier predictions have had.
The inaugural WTC last shall be performed between India and New Zealand on the Rose Bowl, Southampton, between June 18-22.
Despite making it to two consecutive 50-over World Cup finals, New Zealand hasn’t received an ICC Championship in 21 years. India’s final piece of ICC silverware was their 2013 Champions Trophy victory beneath MS Dhoni.