Both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will look to win the ICC World Test Championship final.
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are two of the best batsmen in the world.
They are tough opponents on the field but great friends off the field. That’s why New Zealand captain Kane Williamson feels it will be a great experience to go to the toss with Indian skipper Virat Kohli for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) to be held in Southampton from June 18. Both Kohli and Williamson will try to win this prestigious International Cricket Council (ICC) competition under their leadership. The Kiwi captain is well aware of the fact that it will not be easy against India’s world-class bowling attack.
When Williamson was asked about the rivalry against the Indian captain since his U-19 days in 2008, he said, “We have played against each other at different levels and competitions and have played each other very well.” know. So it would be great to get on the field together, toss and meet each other in the first World Test Championship final. Williamson said that he is well aware of the strength of Indian bowling and their historic win in the recent series against Australia.
Williamson believes in India’s bowling attack
He said, ‘Yes, they have a great attack. They are definitely a great team. We have seen their strength. Of course we got to see this in Australia. His fast bowling and spin department is strong. They are a great team and are on top of the rankings which is correct. It is a great opportunity for us to face a best team in the final. Both playing with Duke balls in different conditions and the possibility of rain are on Williamson’s mind. He expects the Southampton pitch to have less grass before the final.
Williamson said – grass can be cut from the pitch
He said, ‘A little grass can be cut and a roller can be run on it. I don’t know about the team yet. Let’s see how the circumstances turn out. We have seen rain every day so far. It is good to get the experience of facing Duke balls in different conditions. New Zealand’s main concern is about choosing a batsman or all-rounder at number seven, Williamson said that all options are open. He said, ‘We have to assess the circumstances to take such decisions. Whenever we play at different venues, we choose the team according to the conditions which suits us.
Williamson said that bouncer specialist Neil Wagner will play a key role against India. “His ability to bowl long spells and hold pressure for long periods is what has made him so successful at the international level. He is an important member of our team. It is wonderful to have him in the team.
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