Before heading to England, Team India captain Virat Kohli was asked if New Zealand would take advantage of England’s conditions in the final of the World Test Championship. To which he replied in a harsh way. There has been a lot of discussion about this answer by Virat. According to former Team India cricketer Rinder Singh Sodhi, Virat’s answer shows what mood he wants to enter the World Test Championship final. If anyone thinks New Zealand will benefit from the conditions in the final of the World Test Championships, there is no need to catch a plane and go there, ”Virat said.
Sodhi said, ‘Virat Kohli wants to show the world why the Indian team is the No. 1 team in Test cricket and why they have been talked about so much. The positivity we are talking about has been infused with the Ravisastri team. The accomplishment of this team now speaks volumes. The team has good spinners, some world class fast bowlers and batting is very strong.
He said, ‘The way Virat Kohli reacted to the press conference, it shows how much he cares about it. New Zealand must play carefully. It will be a big match, the World Test Championship final. Which team can better handle a stressful situation that has more chances to win? Team India is going to play with full preparation. Team India also need to play a five-match Test series against England after the final of the World Test Championships.
Full schedule of Team India tour of England
India vs New Zealand
September 18-22, World Test Championship Final, Southampton
India vs. England
August 4-8, 1st Test match, Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire
12-16 August, 2nd Test, Lords, London
August 25-29, 3rd Test, Headingley, Leeds
2-6 September, 4th Test, Kennington Oval, London
September 10-14, 5th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester