Ross Taylor backs India pace attack to fire in World Test Championship Final | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor firmly believes that India have the pace attack to trouble Australia in the World Test Championship Final, scheduled at the Oval in London from June 7-11, despite missing the services of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah due to injury.
Taylor, a World Test Championship winner, feels Indian fast bowlers have all the firepower to create problems for Australia.
“Any time you play in England, conditions and the weather play a big part,” Taylor told ICC website.
“Any time you think of Australia and India, and also you’re playing in a neutral ground, the seamers play a big part. The Australian seamers are renowned for bowling with the Dukes ball and have a lot of experience.”
But Taylor didn’t rule out India’s chances.
“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,” he added.


Spin was the key weapon as India beat Australia 2-1 in the 4-match Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on home soil but pace bowlers are expected to lead both attacks when the teams clash again in the WTC Final in June.
Taylor is confident that even without Bumrah, India have enough options in the pace department to make an impact in English conditions.
“Very tough to replace someone like Bumrah. He has been fantastic in all three formats and is the leader of their bowling attack,” he said.
“But I think there’s still enough depth in this Indian line-up to trouble the Australian side. (Mohammed) Shami and co are fantastic in these conditions.
“When you consider the India attack, (Mohammed) Siraj and Co. are also very good with the Dukes ball.
“I think there are still a lot of (India) seamers that are fantastic and enjoy bowling with the Dukes ball. Umesh Yadav also bowls 140-plus. They will relish the opportunity to bowl with the Dukes ball and in English conditions,” Taylor added.

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