The stage is all set for the much-anticipated final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) between India and New Zealand, starting on June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
With the all-important match is just a few days away now, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli, who is expected to play a crucial role for his side.
India have reached the WTC final after their impressive wins in the last two Test series against Australia and England respectively.
Though Kohli hasn’t scored any century since November 2019, his form could determine India’s fortunes in the much-awaited contest.
Virat’s last Test hundred came in the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. If the 32-year-old old batsman manages to reach the triple-digit mark in the forthcoming clash against Kane Williamson-led side, he would break Ricky Ponting’s huge record of most international tons as a captain.
It would be Kohli’s 42nd international century as an Indian skipper. Ponting and Kohli are currently tied at the top position in this list with 41 centuries to their names.
Virat Kohli and his men are sweating hard in the nets to put a strong performance against the Kiwis in Southampton.
After the conclusion of the WTC final, India will lock horns with England in the five-match Test series which is scheduled to take place from August 4.