Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has predicted that the Champions Trophy final will be between India and Australia in England.
World Cup winning captain feels that England’s conditions will have a great effect on the performance of the teams. Clarke said in a program, “I think teams of India and Australia will reach the final. Things will play an important role in the UK. For example, if bowlers get swing and seam, then it will be difficult to face Australian fast bowlers. This will be in good condition. It may be difficult to face Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins.
Clark said that if there is warmth and some turn, then both the spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will be tough to face. Clarke said, “If there is warmth and spin on the wicket then there will be no spinner better than Ashwin and Jadeja on such pitches.” This will be in favor of India. India has the best spinner in the form of Jadeja, which can also bat. It is as good as any other spinner in world cricket.”