The World Test Championship Final will be played between India and New Zealand on June 18-22. The match is crucial for Team India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Southampton, June 8 : The World Test Championship Final will be played between India and New Zealand on June 18-22. The match is crucial for Team India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Both captains will be trying to capture the ICC trophy for the first time. The tournament was started by the ICC to make Test cricket even more exciting. The World Test Championship was played in 9 teams.
Captain Virat Kohli and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja will play for India in the final. Jadeja bats well in the lower order. New Zealand captain Ken Williamson, fast bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult will play. All five players have a special relationship.
Virat, Jadeja, Williamson, Bolt and Saudi played against each other in the semi-finals of the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. In that match too, Virat led Team India and Williamson led New Zealand.
India had won the match by three wickets. New Zealand batted first and lost 8 wickets for 205 runs. Kane Williamson, batting for the opening over, was dismissed for 37 by Virat. Kohli had taken 2 wickets in the match, while Jadeja had taken one wicket.
The glow up of all glow ups.
— ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2021
Due to rain, Team India was challenged for 191 runs in 43 overs. India completed the challenge by losing 7 wickets in 41.3 overs. Virat Kohli was able to score 43 runs, Kane Williamson caught it. Jadeja was dismissed for a run. For New Zealand, Team Southee took 4 wickets and Trent Bolt took 1 wicket. India later won the trophy in that World Cup. In the final, the Indian team defeated South Africa by 12 runs.
The players, who played in the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup, are now making a name for themselves in international cricket. All of them have experience of more than 200 international matches. Virat has played a total of 435, Jadeja 269 international matches. The Saudis played 304, Williamson 302 and Bolt 198 matches.
Virat’s performance as captain is better than that of Kane Williamson. Virat has scored 877 runs in 22 innings at an average of 44, including 2 centuries and 5 fifties. Ken Williamson scored 817 runs in 14 innings at an average of 57. Williamson scored 3 centuries and a half century in the tournament.
India and New Zealand played a total of 185 matches in the three formats, of which India won 82 matches, while New Zealand won 69 matches. Both the teams played 59 Tests, of which India won 21 and New Zealand 12 Tests. In 110 ODIs, India won 55 and New Zealand 49 matches, while in 16 T20s, India won 6 and New Zealand won 8 matches.