New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is “excited” to lock horns with “top-ranked” Team India at a impartial venue within the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) last.
India and New Zealand will face one another within the finals of the WTC on the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, starting June 18. Williamson stated the idea of WTC has pushed groups to go for a win quite than a draw up to now couple of years.
“They have seemed to result in extra context to the Test format and I feel we noticed it on the finish of the competitors, groups attempting to push their case for qualifying which made approach for lots of thrilling outcomes,” Williamson stated in an ICC launch.
“We noticed in Australia, in New Zealand, a number of groups had an opportunity to get by way of although it proved to be nice including that context and for us to see ourselves within the place we’re within the finals now. It is thrilling.
“We are wanting ahead to that after we are taking over the top-rank aspect on the earth. We know the way robust they’re and the depth they’ve. So thrilling to be taking part in in opposition to one another at a impartial venue,” he added.
New Zealand and England are presently locking horns in a two-match Test sequence of which the primary recreation resulted in a draw on Sunday. The Kiwis are wanting on the WTC last because the third Test match of the mini-series.
“There is a carrot on the finish that has taken a very long time to, I suppose, accumulate factors and have the chance to be concerned in it,” stated Williamson.
“To get that probability is thrilling and the blokes understand it. You understand it`s type of the third Test match of the mini-series I suppose, and they’re actually excited to be concerned,” he added.
The New Zealand skipper feels WTC has helped make sure the longevity of Test cricket because it helps in maintaining the relevance of the longest format alive.
“Yeah, that’s clearly the thought behind the match construction of Test championship and added factors and these kinds of issues to entice and enhance the model of the sport and I feel when it got here to the crunch time, you may see the equation of what they needed to do to be concerned within the last,” stated Williamson.
“You noticed sides play that approach which is what they’re after. Hopefully, that has generated a number of curiosity from the general public and delight of the Test recreation, which is clearly what cricketers are concerned in. It is the head and I actually take pleasure in taking part in it. It has added a great aspect to the Test format,” he added.