Brett Lee
Brett Lee (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee opines that New Zealand might have a slight advantage over India in the WTC final, which is slated for June 18th in Southampton.

Brett Lee underlines that the conditions in England are favourable to the pacers, and the Kiwis have familiarity with such conditions back home. Hence, while both teams have a strong bowling line-up, the result of the game will come down to the ability of batters to face the moving ball, which, he feels, New Zealand are more suited to than Team India.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI
New Zealand. Photo Credit: (ICC)

“I think it is pretty evenly matched there. I am thinking though with the experience of New Zealand because they have bowled in conditions which are similar back home. It may be conducive to fast bowling, to swing bowling. So that is where I think that the Kiwis might have an advantage purely from that fact,” Brett Lee told the ICC’s official website.

“Now from a batting point of view, both sides have got batsmen that can play against swing bowling. But I think it comes down to bowling. I think whichever team bowls best will win the final.”

Kane is a lot more conservative, Kohli is more of an aggressive captain: Brett Lee

Brett Lee further speaks on the contrasting Eof the two skippers in the WTC final: Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. He says that the Kiwi captain is “a lot more conservative” but “without being boring” and has a smart captaincy brain. On the other hand, the Indian captain is on the more aggressive side.

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Kane is a lot more conservative without being boring. He has got a great cricket brain. I admire his level of calmness. He is a conservative captain, but attacks when he needs to. Because he is patient, and it works for him and his team.

“And you look at Kohli, he is more of an aggressive captain. There is no right or wrong answer to any of these because I have played under captains who are conservative and captains who are too aggressive. But this is going to be a great opportunity to see which one comes out on top because they are different. So yeah, it is going to be exciting to see who comes out on top!” the former speedster stated.

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