Former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad believes India has all bases covered to get past New Zealand in the World Test Championship final beginning on June 18 in Southampton.

Unlike during his playing days, India now has a third or a fourth seamer who can maintain pressure built by the new-ball bowlers, observes Prasad. “Two best teams are playing the final. India have got a lot of options as their bench is also very strong,” Prasad told PTI on Monday.

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“Be it a batting or seaming track, India have got the upper hand for the simple reason: In the 90s and 2000s, [India would have] two good seamers but the team did have not a third or fourth option. Now the squad has got the strength of that and a couple of very good all-rounders. We always had world-class spinners but now we also have a world-class pace attack.”

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