The final of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand will be played in Southampton from June 18. Both the teams have reached England at this time. The Kiwi team is playing a Test series against hosts England, while Team India has started practicing after a 3-day quarantine.
Captain Virat Kohli And Kane Williamson has not won any major ICC tournament under his captaincy so far. In such a situation, both have a golden opportunity to create history.
Hesson said, ‘I want to see how India’s top order batsmen play against swing. In Southampton, it will be difficult for the batsmen to bat between the winds from both the sides. It will be interesting to see how the Indian top order batsmen face the Kiwi bowlers.
The last time the Indian team lost a Test series in New Zealand. However, Team India will have to leave him behind and look ahead. Asked if the Kiwis have a good chance of winning another major ICC tournament after the Champions Trophy, Hesson said, “This is our third final after the 2015 World Cup, and the 2019 World Cup.” We have a great team which has been performing well for a long time. This is a big opportunity for both the teams.
Hesson has worked with Indian captain Virat Kohli in the IPL as Director of Cricket Operations for RCB. Presently he is the coach of Kiwi team. In such a situation, when asked how he sees the leadership style of Kohli and Williamson, Hesson said, ‘Both are very good captains. Yes, both have different captaincy styles. The captaincy of both will be tested in the WTC final. There will be a change of wicket every day. In such a situation, it has to be seen how Virat and Williamson change their strategy. The Indian team defeated England in the home Test series and made it to the WTC final.