ICC to induct 10 more greats into Hall of Fame on eve of WTC final between India, New Zealand
10 June 2021
As Test cricket reaches its pinnacle with the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, the lynchpins of those two squads who made valiant efforts to take their team to the big final have opened up the value and relevance of the format.
From India’s side, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma voiced their opinion on what makes Test cricket a lot more different and difficult challenge. On the other hand, New Zealand's BJ Watling, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme opened up about what the longer format means to them and how does it ask different questions all the time.
The World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand is nicely poised at New Zealand batting strongly in reply to India’s 217 in the first innings. However, the persistent bad weather has curtailed and dictated the flow of the game more than any other factors.