The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli reckons that the World Test Championship final against New Zealand will be challenging them, but they will not be playing under any pressure. The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand is scheduled to be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, starting 18 June. Currently, India is undergoing quarantine in Mumbai.
The players and the support staff will be arriving in England on June 3 and then they will be isolated before being allowed to train and they will also have to come negatively on successive RT-PCR tests in Southampton. After being quarantined in Mumbai, Ravi Shastri and Kohli addressed the media before leaving for England.
During the pre-departure presser, Virat Kohli said, “WTC final will be challenging for the team. But it’s time to enjoy what we’ve has done in past years. There’s no pressure on me and there won’t be in the future. It’s the final, so it’s time to enjoy it. It’s a great opportunity to reflect and relax. Just for the guys to roam around freely, considering that we will have a five-Test series coming. It will give us time to regroup and that is required before an important series like this.”
The Indian skipper laos beloved that the team will pack a punch it more about the mental aspect of the players and especially now they are aware of the conditions.
Describing the same, Virat Kohli said, “In the past, we have landed in places three days prior and have had a hell of a series. I think it is all in the head. This is not the first time we are playing in England. We all know what the conditions are. Even if you are used to the conditions, but if you don’t have the right frame of mind when you enter the ground you are going to nick that first ball and find it tough to pick wickets.”
He further added, “With the hunger and desire to play the final, we have no issues with even four practice sessions heading into the game. We are absolutely sure of what can we do as a team. Even players like Mohammed Siraj has played for India A in England.”