Former England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar has said that the Southampton pitch will help spinners and will benefit India during the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, starting June 18.
Panesar had earlier said that India would win the upcoming five-match Test
He said, ‘I think this time it is related to the weather, but this team of India is also very strong. They have good fast bowlers, they swing the ball better and their spinners have better options on how to perform well. The current Indian team is playing very well. She will not win 5-0 but will definitely win the series.
The 39-year-old Panesar said England’s success would depend on how experienced pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad perform.
The former spinner said, ‘I think the England team is very good in England. But India has also found a way against spin. So this is going to be a very interesting series. We will have to see how James Anderson and Stuart Broad perform.