Team India’s captain, Virat Kohli has declared that his squad would regroup with renewed energy for the 2021-23 WTC cycle. From the upcoming five-match Test series with England, India will begin its battle in the WTC. The revised points system and fixtures for the WTC’s second cycle have also been announced by the ICC. Virat Kohli Says India Will Regroup With New Energy.
India will regroup with new energy: Virat Kohli ahead of start of new WTC cycle against England
In the first edition of the World Test Championship, India was the most balanced team, winning 12 of the 17 games they played and finishing first in the league points. The Virat Kohli-led side, on the other hand, failed to overcome the last milestone against New Zealand, losing by 8 wickets.
“It was great to have played the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand in what was a memorable contest. Not just the final, we saw the determination of players throughout the first edition of the championship”, said Virat Kohli in a press conference.
‘Hoping To Give Our Fans A Lot To Cheer In The Next WTC Cycle’: Kohli
Virat Kohli Says India Will Regroup With New Energy. Team India captain expressed his belief that his side will offer supporters enough to celebrate in the WTC’s second cycle.
“The following of cricket lovers too was great to see, and I am sure they will all be waiting eagerly for the second edition. We will regroup with new energy for the next cycle starting with our series against England, hoping to give our fans a lot to cheer about.”
England captain Joe Root, from the other side, stated that it will be beneficial to challenge India in their home environment. When Virat Kohli’s side visited India in 2018, they were defeated 4-1. India, on the other hand, recently imposed revenge by thrashing England 3-1 at home.
“India are a fine all-round side and it would be good to test them in our home conditions. We narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final last time and are looking to do better this time. Test cricket is a format we all want to excel in and with points at stake for each match, everyone has to be at their best all the time”, said Root.
IND and ENG will play their first Test match on 04’ August at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.