Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh says that the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are in a better position than him while judging that winning the WTC final is on the same lines as winning a World Cup.
Many Test specialist players from India and New Zealand have termed the upcoming clash akin to a World Cup title. India captain Virat Kohli has won a 50-over World Cup in 2011, and Rohit Sharma won the T20 World Cup in 2007, while Yuvraj Singh won both of those. However, his Test career didn’t really blossom as his limited-overs career.
The left-hander also points out that this is the first edition of the WTC, hence only someone like Virat Kohli is eligible to make comparisons between winning the two trophies in separate formats.
“I don’t know. I feel the 50-over World Cup has a lot of history, Test cricket obviously has more history but the WTC is happening for the first time. Getting the number one spot is a big thing. But I cannot really compare winning the World Cup and WTC because I have not been part of both things,” Yuvraj Singh told ANI.
“Like Virat Kohli would be in a better position or Rohit Sharma would be in a better position to explain that.
“I would say Virat more because he has won the World Cup, he was in the 2011 squad, and then if given the WTC, he is the captain. He would have a taste of both experiences so he would be in a better position to compare those two titles,” Yuvraj Singh added.
My favourites will be India, but New Zealand has the advantage after winning the Test series against England: Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh has picked Virat Kohli’s side as his definite favourites. However, the southpaw also believes that Kane Williamson’s team will enter the contest with a slight advantage having played, and won, a 2-Test series against England recently. On the other hand, the Indian team had just an intra-squad practice match before the final.
“Definitely, my favourites will always be India. New Zealand has the advantage after winning the Test series against England, they have had more time on the park, they played two Test matches.
“They have had more time over there and India had one practice game over there. I think cricket is a great sport, one day or one session can change the game around. India has a lot of match-winners in their squad,” the 39-year-old stated.