Teams of India and New Zealand will play the final of the ICC World Test Championship in Southampton from June 18.
The final of the Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand (File Photo)
When it comes to the most successful captains of the present time, the name of Virat Kohli first flashes in the mind. India has touched many heights under his captaincy. Under his captaincy, India created history by winning the Test series in Australia and achieved many successes. Under his captaincy, India made it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship, but in the eyes of Brendon McCullum, one of New Zealand’s most successful captains, Kohli is not the current number-1 captain. Under McCallum’s captaincy, New Zealand made it to the final of the 2015 World Cup, although the team could not win. McCullum has now talked about the current captains and compatriot and his replacement Kane Williamson is the current number-1 captain.
Under Williamson’s captaincy and under the guidance of coach Gary Stead, the New Zealand team has scaled new heights and emerged as the best team in Tests. He has performed brilliantly to make it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship where he has to face India in Southampton from June 18.
do not say
McCullum said Williamson is a captain who believes in doing, not in saying. Talking to SENZ, he said, “Currently Kane Williamson is the number-1 captain in international cricket. Patience, presence, respect that too without asking. He does more than he says.”
Apart from captaincy, Williamson also contributed a lot to the team’s success with his batting. His average in Tests is 53.60. He has scored 7129 runs in 84 Test matches and has scored 32 half-centuries apart from 24 centuries. He is also counted among the great batsmen of the present time.
McCullum also named another teammate, who according to him is highly underrated and contributed a lot to the making of the team. “More credit should be given to Tim Southee too, but he remains behind the scenes,” he said.
Best in three T20s
McCullum, who was counted among the stormy batsmen of his time, when asked the name of the best T20 batsman at the present time, he took the names of players from three different countries. McCullum has named India’s Rohit Sharma, England’s Jos Buttler and South Africa’s AB de Villiers as the best T20 batsmen at the moment.
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