Former West Indies captain-turned commentator Daren Ganga feels that India can have an edge within the contest, as they are going to be pushed by the truth that they misplaced to New Zealand within the 2021 WTC last at Southampton.
“I will give India the nod, they have a score to settle. They have been in this situation before. There is a deep desire (in India) to conquer this WTC final, (which) they could not do the last time,” Ganga stated.
Explaining why he felt that India had been slight favourites going into the marquee conflict, Ganga, who performed 48 Checks and 35 ODIs, stated that felt that Australia’s batting was “an area of concern.”
“For Australia, it’s about playing against an Indian side that’s going to use their strength — spin. That’s something that they would use to penetrate Australia. Their batting is an area of concern, there’s sort of reluctance around David Warner and his thoughts of leaving red ball cricket. That to me, is not a strong position for a side walking into the WTC final. Australia’s bad days in cricket are not very far from their very good days, they are a very consistent side,” he stated.