With the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 cases inside the bubble, all the focus has now shifted to the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand. The two teams ended at the top two in the points table after the end of the inaugural cycle of WTC.
New Zealand had already qualified for the final after their unbeaten run in the home season. India, on the other hand, had to work harder due to change in rules after several series were postponed/cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite historically winning their second consecutive Test series in Australia, they had to win the England series at home by a significant margin.
And the Virat Kohli-led side managed to win the series by 3-1 despite losing the first Test. New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme is also quite excited to be part of the inaugural WTC final. He praised team India for their performance throughout the cycle. However, he also named the toughest thing they will have to face in the final.
Grandhomme reckoned that the Indian team is so talented that they will definitely find it the toughest to form their playing XI. “With the amount of players they’ve got they can cover all bases because they’ve got real good seam bowlers these days and gun spinner, so I think the toughest thing for them is going to be picking the XI,” the Kiwi all-rounder was quoted as saying by ICC. The final is set to be played from June 18 to 22.