The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) between Virat Kohli’s and Kane Williamson’s Teams are set to begin on June 18 in Southampton, England. Even though the long-awaited match is still 16 days away, the excitement is immense. Former cricketers and experts have already begun to comment on the summit clash’s various aspects.
“I think New Zealand’s biggest strength is to come up as a team in the game”- Parthiv Patel
Former India wicketkeeper and batsman, Parthiv Patel has joined the bandwagon. During the grand finale of the two-year tournament, the southpaw, who played four Tests against the Kiwis, expressed his thoughts on what he believes is New Zealand’s greatest strength.
The Black Caps, who began as undergods in the competitions, got 100 % out of each player, according to Parthiv. In an interview with Star Sports’ Cricket Connected, he said:
“I think New Zealand’s biggest strength is to come up as a team in the game. I think, yes, all the teams have their superstars, but they (The Kiwis) know their limitations, they know if someone’s capable of scoring 40 or 50 in a limited time and get 100% out of each player.”
‘No one would be scared of Kane Williamson Alone’- Parthiv
The Gujarat-born 36-year-old also stated that New Zealand is not dependent on just a few players and that their consistency stands out.
No one would be scared of Kane Williamson alone, Tom Latham alone, or any of their fast bowlers if you just looked at their names. Their capacity to work as a team. In terms of New Zealand’s success in ICC trophies, I believe that is important.
New Zealand will play England in a two-match Test series starting on June 2 before competing in the WTC final. India, on the other hand, will begin their massive visit to the UK with a high-octane match against England, followed by a five-match Test series.