New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson believes they are tough rivals on the field but best friends off the field and will be Indian captain Virat Kohli’s teammates for the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton from June 18. Tossing together can be a great experience. Both Kohli and Williamson look to win this prestigious International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament under their leadership and the Kiwi captain is well aware of the fact that it will not be easy against India’s world-class bowling attack.
When asked about Williamson’s ongoing rivalry against the Indian captain since the U-19 days in 2008, he said, “We have played against each other at different levels and competitions and have played well with each other.” So it is best to come together, toss and meet each other in the first World Test Championship final. Williamson said he was very aware of the strength of Indian bowling and their historic win in the recent series against Australia.
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“Yes, they have a big attack,” he said. They are definitely a good team. We have seen their power. We need to see this in Australia. Williamson, ‘His fast bowling and spin division is strong. They are a good team and topped the rankings. This is a great opportunity to face a good team in the final. Williamson has in mind both the playing and the possibility of rain with Duke balls under different conditions. They expect the Southampton pitch to have less grass before the final.
He said, ‘You can cut a little grass and run a roller on it. I still don’t know about the team. Let’s see how the circumstances are. We have seen rain every day so far. It is good to get the experience of having Duke balls dealt with under different conditions. New Zealand’s main concern is to select a batsman or all-rounder in seventh place. Williamson said all options were free. Williamson said that bouncer expert Neil Wagner will play a leading role against India. Has done He is a key member of our team. It’s great to have him on the team.
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