The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final is scheduled to be commencing in just 3 weeks when India and New Zealand will be locking horns with each other in Southampton. The highly-anticipated event will be played between 18-22 June at The Ageas Bowl. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will be looking forward to a great contest.
Both the captains are yet to win a major ICC tournament. It will be quite interesting to see which team wins the final. Both the teams already have enough resources in their arsenal. Be it batting or bowling department, none of the teams are less than the other in any department. So, it is all-important to be in the right space and play the natural game.
Meanwhile, Kiwis will get acclimatized to the conditions during the ongoing 2-match Test series against England with the first Test starts today at The Lord’s. The second Test is scheduled to be held at Edgbaston on June 10. By playing these two Tests, New Zealand will be in good shape to take on the Indians in the WTC final.
The last time when both these teams locked horns with each other in an ICC contest, Kiwis won the game. Kane Williamson & his men registered a close win over the Indian team in ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final. On the other side of the coin, the Indian team has departed to England. However, they won’t get much time to prepare, practice, and adapt to the conditions like the Kiwis.
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Talking about the points table, India is on top with 520 points. They managed to win 12 games but lost only 4 games. They have played just one draw game. New Zealand second in the points table with 420 points. The Kiwis won 7 games and lost 4 games.
Here is the promo for the much-awaited game:
Anybody else has tears watching this? Pure goosebumps and tears. Come on india let's do this. One final push my lovely babies. Come onnnn India India India😭🇮🇳
— Shweta Venkatachalm (@_shwetaaaaaa_) June 2, 2021
@bhogleharsha's voice gives goose bumps and tears at the same time. NO OTHER MAN OWNS THE VOICE OF THE GAME LIKE HE DOES. Just can't wait for this series to unfold while he calls it. #ICCWTCFinal #TheUltimateTest #INDvsNZ
— అవినాష్ | Avinash (@avinash9999) June 2, 2021
Kl rahul and virat kohli's aggression🔥
The heat from our bowlers.
Thats what we need to win😌❤
Make us win all icc events 60+50 overs World cup, Champion trophies,T20 world cup and WTC.🇮🇳🙌
— Shreyansh Gupta (@Shreyansh251218) June 2, 2021
Yeah hype it up
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 2, 2021