Published: February 19, 2020 11:12:12 am
Indian skipper Virat Kohli rated the World Test Championship above any other International Cricket Council (ICC) occasion regardless of the cricketing physique focusing extra on white-ball cricket in proposed 2023-2031 Future Tours Programmer (FTP) cycle. As per the proposed FTP cycle, other than ODI World Cup and T20I World Cup, the ICC additionally goals to have a T20I and ODI Champions Cup.
“I feel World Test Championship as an ICC tournament ought to be proper up there. All the other tournaments for me they begin below that. This might be the largest of all of them as each crew needs to make it to the ultimate on the Lord’s. We aren’t any completely different.
“We are in that zone. We want to make sure that we qualify as soon as we can and be in that frame of mind to hopefully win that (championship),” stated Kohli in a press convention on Wednesday forward of the primary Test towards New Zealand in Wellington.
Kohli feels that World Test Championship has made Test cricket extra thrilling regardless of the Indian crew not having performed a lot cricket away from house.
“It has made Test cricket more exciting and that’s something we have experienced as a side although we haven’t had too many games away from home. A couple of games in the West Indies and we haven’t had a tour of Australia as a part of Test Championship. This is our first away tour since the start of home season,” stated Kohli.
The 31-year-old expects the two-Test sequence towards New Zealand to be a gruelling contest.
“Games will be intense and teams will go for wins rather than settling for draws which is what we need to see in Test cricket. The South Africa versus England series was very exciting. England won the Cape Town Test in the final hour and you will see lot more results like that because there are lot more points in line,” he stated.
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