The final inaugural version of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC final) commences tomorrow, 18th June at Ageas Bowl, Southampton with India vs New Zealand contest on the agenda. The two crews are lead by the raw but experienced skippers who are yet to win an ICC trophy during their leadership tenures.
Kane Williamson, who made his full-time captaincy debut for New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2016, failed to drag the co till the playoffs. Leading the black caps in the ODI World Cup for the first time, he hauled the team till the final to battle versus England but lost, accidentally. Williamson will be stepping on-field with high hopes of clinching the maiden ICC trophy as the fans countdown the rivalry of the WTC final.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli, despite being the most successful cricket captain today along with a pile of achievement, is known as ‘flopped captain’ when it comes to winning on big stages.
Despite his brilliant leading tactics with a number of triumphed contests, the 32-years-old is yet to win an ICC trophy. It has befallen more than once when the men in the blue blow out the opponents through a specific event but themselves get obstructions when it comes to the concluding scaffolds.
We also have multiple examples of Kohli and co failing at the big stages despite dominating throughout the tournament. Kohli, despite accomplishing the 2008 U19 World Cup in his early career, got his initial adventure to captain the team at any ICC event in the final of Champions Trophy 2017 which was followed by leading the team in the World Cup 2019.
No cricket fan can forget the happenings of the CT17, WC19, as India got kicked out from the final and semi-final sequentially. Not only this but the captain is yet struggling to clutch an IPL trophy for the Bangalores (RCB) since 2012.
WTC Final: Another chance for Kohli to win an ICC trophy
As of now, the two ‘yet to win an ICC trophy’ captains will be combating in the final of the World Test Championship, will witness an International Cricket Council’s contest for the second time in history.
Earlier, the competitors congregated in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup where Williamson’s men proffered some unforgettable flashes to the cricket fans piping India out. Later, the Kiwis, despite exerting equal efforts in the final vs England, lost lacking the number of boundaries after a super over tie.
In short, the two parties’ leaders will hunt for their primary ICC badge tomorrow. India might seek revenge this time but it is solely concerning 18th June – a day when the Kohli and co have developed a losing history.
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