Shane Watson, former Australian all rounder firmly believes that it both India and Pakistan will fight back. They will give their best to ensure a steady comeback in the World Test Championship.
However, South Africa secured the topmost position in the World Test Championship Chart. It is however, a gift they got after sealing an innings win against England. Moreover, Australia are breathing over the proteas’ shoulder, in the 2nd spot.
However, the previous winner New Zealand are in second last spot of the points table of WTC.
SA captain, Dean Elgar previously made sure that he isn’t too concerned about England’s Bazball. He made it words clear as he hammered the hosts at the Lords. It was the first among the 3 match test series they gonna play.
However, Shane Watson has warned the earnest fans of South Africa. He said them that both India and Pakistan can be a cause of wary for SA in the World Test Championships.
Watson while speaking on the ICC review, Watson said that one should definitely count India and Pakistan in. There is sheer possibility to come back late in the WTC finals. On The ICC Review, Watson said,
”You can never discount India and Pakistan, because they’ve got so many match winners, outside of their home countries as well.”
”Those two, I’d be very surprised if they don’t come knocking on the door leading into the final.”
I wish I did play in WTC: Watson
Presently, South Africa and Australia are dwelling in the spots in the WTC (by percentage points). However, Watson predicted the finalists too.
“Right now, the way I see it, it’s going to be hard for South Africa and Australia to not make it.”
Watson further added,
”They’re both playing really good cricket. Australia played good cricket apart from that last Test against Sri Lanka where they got swept up in turning conditions in the last innings.”
Moreover, Watson repented the late addition of World Test Championship. He even expressed his wish to play, had it started a bit earlier. He said,
”Yes, I wish I did (play in the WTC). Even in my playing days, in Test cricket, there was a lot of talk about the ICC World Test Championship coming into play, and it took way too long to be put into place, and unfortunately, I missed out on it.”
South Africa right now is enjoying the top position in the WTC table due to percentage points. However, they are in the third spot in overall points system.
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