Monty Panesar, a former left-arm spinner of the England cricket team, is known for his outspoken comments on all the activities related to the game since his retirement from cricket. Now Panesar has given a big statement about the Southampton pitch. In fact, the final of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is to be played in Southampton from June 18, and Panesar believes that this pitch will prove to be helpful for the spinners.
Panesar said, “I think the Southampton wicket will help the spinners and the New Zealand players do not play spin very well. So India is going to benefit here.”
It is worth noting that Panesar had earlier said that the Indian team would win the upcoming five-match Test series against England 5-0, but now he says that India will not be able to clean sweep the hosts England. However, he said that the Indian team can win the upcoming series. Because they have good fast bowlers and experienced batsmen.
Panesar 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 play the swing ball better and their spinners have this thing There is a better option of how to perform well. The current Indian team is playing very well. They will not win 5-0 but will definitely win the series.”
The 39-year-old Panesar said that England’s success will depend on how experienced pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad perform. He said, “I think the England team is very good in England. However, it is going to be a very interesting series. We will have to see how James Anderson and Stuart Broad perform.”