Ross Taylor Backs Indian Pacers against Australia at WTC Finals
Mohammed Siraj celebrates wicket [Source: Twitter]
India will travel to England in June to take on Australia in their second consecutive ICC World Test Championship final. Ross Taylor was part of New Zealand's WTC-winning side that beat India back in 2021, and has backed the likes of Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Umesh Yadav for their marquee clash against Australia.
The conditions at The Oval will most likely favour pacers, with both India and Australia looking to pick their best fast bowling attack possible. The final will be between June 7 -11.
Speaking to the ICC website, the former Kiwi captain explained that Shami and Yadav enjoy bowling with the Dukes ball, which can swing both ways in English conditions.
Here's what Taylor said:
"I wouldn't rule out this Indian side. They have had a lot of success over there in the years gone past, they have a few of these seamers. Very tough to replace someone like Bumrah. He's been fantastic in all three formats and is the leader of their bowling attack. "
Talking about Team India and the depth and strength that lies within the Sharma-led side he said:
"But I think there's still enough depth in this Indian line-up to trouble the Australian side. Shami and co are fantastic in these conditions. When you consider the India attack, Siraj and co are also very good with the Dukes ball.”
In the current WTC 2021-23 cycle, Shami has taken 41 wickets, while Siraj has 31 scalps. Jasprit Bumrah despite missing a fare share of Tests, leading the bowling charts for pacers with 45 wickets.