New Zealand’s name will go down in the history as they managed to win the first edition of the World Test Championship after beating India in the final. Kane Williamson and Kyle Jamieson were star performers to triumph their country with a trophy. The tournament final will condemn again after 2 years. Kiwis delivered top-class performances in all three departments of the game. New Zealand won the match comfortably with 8 wickets in their hand. Dale Steyn highlights a concern for NZ
India on the other hand, has lost another ICC trophy under Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli has no luck in ICC tournaments as another failure has occurred. Indian fans will be fuming as their team chokes again on the big stage.
BJ Watling has announced this is his last Test match and Ross Taylor is on the verge of retiring as his career is towards the end.
Dale Steyn believes that the biggest challenge for the World Test Champions now will be to maintain the winning momentum in the absence of two veteran players. “The tricky part for New Zealand now is to maintain this. Dale Steyn highlights a concern for NZ.
“Because Ross Taylor there’s talk of him potentially retiring. BJ Watling has announced this is his last Test match. He was just getting better and better as a wicketkeeper-batsman as the years went on. So now you’ve got to start replacing some of these more senior players that are always there in the team,” Steyn told in an Interview.
“They have got more than just one great (player). They will happily say this is the best Test team that they have ever put out there. All round,” Steyn concluded.
New Zealand had a great run as they defeated England 1-0 in a 2 match series before the WTC final. New Zealand gained confidence and their experience helped them in the WTC final.