New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is excited to beryllium starring his squad successful the inaugural last of the World Test Championship against India, starting June 18 successful Southampton. Williamson lauded the instauration of the ICC World Test Championship for having brought successful a existent discourse to Test cricket.
New Zealand was the archetypal squad to publication a spot successful the last of the ICC World Test Championship portion India was the astir accordant and palmy squad successful the WTC truthful acold with 12 wins, 4 losses and 1 gully from the 17 Tests they played since August 2019.— ICC (@ICC) May 18, 2021
"I deliberation we saw the discourse of the Test Championship," Williamson said successful a video posted by ICC connected Twitter.
"It brought successful existent excitement. We saw that successful declarations, games getting truly tight. Saw it successful the India-Australia series, our bid present against Pakistan with results had to beryllium hard-fought for and you are consenting to hazard it."
Williamson is looking guardant to playing against Virat Kohli-led Indian squad which helium considers to beryllium a fantastic challenge.
"It's really, truly breathtaking to beryllium progressive successful the final, evidently to triumph it would beryllium that overmuch better. Whenever you play India, it's a fantastic challenge. It's truly breathtaking to beryllium playing them," helium said.
While the New Zealand squad arrived successful Southampton yesterday, the top-ranked Indian squad is expected to depart for the United Kingdom connected June 2 aft assembling successful Mumbai. Notably, the Indian squad volition acquisition a hard quarantine, spanning 2 weeks, starting May 19 earlier leaving for the UK.