- The stage is set for the WTC final, which will pit Virat Kohli’s Indian squad against New Zealand.
- Kohli hasn’t made a century in a Test match since November of last year.
The stage is set for the World Test Championship final, which will pit Virat Kohli’s Indian squad against New Zealand, the world’s No. 1 Test team, in Southampton on June 18th. Kohli is likely to play a key role with the bat in the crucial match, as he is known for rising to the occasion and giving his all in critical games.
India has reached the WTC final:
After stunning comebacks in both the Test series in Australia and the home Test series against England, India has advanced to the WTC final.
And Virat Kohli would like his team to win the inaugural WTC trophy to cap off the team’s hard work over the last two years.
Since November 2019, Kohli has not scored a Test hundred:
Kohli hasn’t made a century in a Test match since November of last year. In the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata, he scored his last Test century. However, if he can hit the mark in the WTC final, India’s skipper will set a new world record.
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Kohli would break Ricky Ponting’s huge record:
Kohli will break Ricky Ponting’s record of most international hundreds if he scores a century in the WTC final.
Kohli would be captaining his 42nd international century. Ponting and Kohli are presently tied for first place on the record with 41 centuries each.
Meanwhile, Parthiv Patel, a former India cricketer, believes Virat Kohli will draw motivation from his 2018 series against England to face the hurdles in the WTC final.
As Parthiv stated on Star Sports’ Game Plan:
On Star Sports’ Game Plan, Parthiv remarked, “I think maybe he will have to give himself a little of time and try to contemplate what he did in 2018 – where he earned several hundred.”
“So, he’s certainly better equipped than he was in 2014, but there will be hurdles, including a range of fast bowlers.” “It’s because it’s not a one-dimensional fast bowling attack,” he explained.