India will be facing New Zealand in a high-profile clash of World Test Championship final on 18th June 2021 at Southampton, and then Virat and his men will also play the five-match test series against the hosts, England.
Before leaving for the United Kingdom, The Indian Skipper and the head coach Ravi Shastri had a virtual press conference where they answered all the questions from the journalist.
During the press conference, Kohli and Shastri were busy discussing the plans to play against New Zealand. But they were not aware that they were living during this discussion. The audio from that discussion went viral, and the fans had formed an idea of India’s bowling attack for the WTC Final.
In this audio, Kohli and Shastri were speaking in Hindi. Kohli said that the Indian bowlers would bowl round the wicket because the team of New Zealand has a lot of left-handers. Then, Mohammad Siraj and Shami can start the processing as they get the job done with the new duke ball.
But what combination India will go will remains to be seen. The playing XI of India will have a lot of thinking to do as New Zealand is also a well-equipped team.
Team India has worked hard to reach the WTC Finals, and no one can take that credit away from Kohli and co. Team India deserves to be in the finals of this ICC mega event of the Test matches, and India will look to set high standards in this encounter.
India will have a lesser time to prepare for this one-off Test match against New Zealand because of the quarantine restrictions in England. But the Kiwis are well ahead in their preparations for that event, and they are getting used to the conditions in England. So it would be interesting to see whether Kohli clinches this ICC trophy or not.