Yuvraj Singh is backing India to bushed New Zealand successful the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final adjacent though helium feels Kane Williamson's squad volition person a flimsy borderline arsenic they are already playing red-ball cricket successful England.
New Zealand are preparing for the WTC Final by facing England successful a two-Test bid which started connected June 2. They volition play different lucifer astatine Birmingham from June 10 to 14 earlier taking connected Virat Kohli's India successful Southampton from June 18.
No. 1 ranked Team India connected the different hand, won't beryllium playing immoderate warm-up games but volition conscionable person 8-10 signifier sessions earlier heading into the all-important clash, which is being touted arsenic the World Cup last of Test cricket.
"It's a precise bully thought to instrumentality Test cricket to the adjacent level. I consciousness India is precise strong, due to the fact that lately they person been performing truly good distant from home. They person the content that they tin triumph anywhere.
"But conditions successful England volition beryllium different, past there's the Dukes cricket ball. The players bash person rather immoderate clip to get utilized to the conditions, truthful I'm backing my team. India should bushed New Zealand," Yuvraj told Sports Tak.
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Yuvi, who retired from the athletics successful 2019, rated India's batting higher than their opponent's but said that it volition beryllium hard for them to get into the Test mode aft not playing the longest format for much than 3 months.
"I deliberation our batting is stronger, bowling I'd accidental some teams are astatine par. But it volition beryllium a spot hard for the Indian players to get into the Test mode straightaway successful England due to the fact that they played the IPL successful between.
"You person a amended thought of the conditions erstwhile you get much utilized to them. Playing the Test lucifer straightaway won't beryllium casual for India, New Zealand volition person an edge," Yuvraj added.