Former England skipper David Gower has showered praise on Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson ahead of the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) finale between India and New Zealand, starting on June 18 in Southampton.
The 64-year-old has termed Kohli and Williamson as two of the greatest batsmen in the world at the moment.
According to Gower, both India and New Zealand deserved to be in the final of inaugural WTC.
The former English batsman, who represented his country in 117 Tests and 114 ODIs, added that he is expecting a “proper Test match” between the two high-quality sides at the Ageas Bowl.
“We know Kohli and Williamson are two of the greatest batsmen in the world at the moment. You’ve got two very competitive teams. So, it makes for what I call a proper Test match,” Gower told Times of India.
“They both deserve to be there. We’ve got a final between two very good teams. Knowing the Southampton ground as I do, I would expect it to be a proper game,” he further added.
While the Indian players are currently serving their mandatory quarantine period in Southampton, Kiwis will be gearing up for their second Test of the two-match series against England, which is scheduled to take place at the Edgbaston from June 10.