Former England player Monty Panesar has given a big update about India captain Virat Kohli.
According to Panesar, Virat Kohli will be among the top run-scorers when India will take on England for a five-match Test series. However, Team India will play the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton prior to the five Tests against England. And, former England spinner said that Kohli will be winning the battle against England speedster James Anderson.
“Oh, it will be a treat to watch. Two greats of the game going against each other in the toughest format of the game. The battle will be intense. “(I) believe Kohli will again have a great series and will end up the highest run-getter,” Monty Panesar told India Today.
However, the veteran has said that New Zealand will have the advantage because of the overcast conditions in England that are on offer during the summit clash. Moreover, New Zealand will get the advantage of playing two Tests beforehand as they will play two Test matches against England and that will certainly help them against Virat Kohli led India as well.
‘I believe Kohli will again have a great series’ – Monty Panesar on Virat Kohli
“If there will be an overcast condition then Kane Willamson-led New Zealand will have an upper edge, but at the same time the Ageas Bowl has a great drainage system, and if weather permits and the game went on to Day four or five, India would have a great chance to win the championship,” he again shared.
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“What I see, ICC would love to see the final going into the final day. I doubt it will be a green top,” he further added.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has decided to host the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE considering the situation in India in mind.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah has said in a statement.