Virat Kohli’s team is already gearing up for the second edition of World Test Championship. Kohli sounded optimistic after the announcement of fixtures of the same by the ICC.
Kohli Sounds Hopeful
Indian national cricket team will look to give their fans “a lot to cheer about” in the next World Test Championship (WTC) cycle, said the skipper Kohli. India finished runners-up in the first WTC cycle as New Zealand won the match by eight wickets to lift the trophy at the Ageas Bowl last month. “It was great to have played the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand in what was a memorable contest,” Kohli said in ICC’s press release.
Kohli continued, “Not just the final, we saw the determination of players throughout the first edition of the championship. The following of cricket lovers too was great to see, and I am sure they will all be waiting eagerly for the second edition.”
Regarding India’s new WTC assignments that will start in England next month, Virat Kohli said, “We will regroup with new energy for the next cycle starting with our series against England, hoping to give our fans a lot to cheer about.” India will play five Test matches in England.
England Captain Opines
For England, this will be a tough challenge as they earlier lost the chance of featuring in the first edition WTC final after losing to India 3-1. “We start our campaign in the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship against the finalists of last time, which is an interesting challenge straight away,” said England captain Joe Root.
Root added, “India are a fine all-round side and it would be good to test them in our home conditions. “We narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final last time and are looking to do better this time.” “Test cricket is a format we all want to excel in and with points at stake for each match, everyone has to be at their best all the time,” he concluded.