New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is thrilled to be part of the first World Testing Championship final as the tournament added context to the traditional format of the game.
New Zealand, led by one of the best batsmen of modern times, advanced to the final with 70 percentage points after Australia decided to postpone their away streak against Africa indefinitely. South following a new wave of COVID-19 cases there.
“It’s exciting to play in the final of the first (world) test championship. The addition of Test Championship added context to Test cricket and it was a really interesting decision, ”said Williamson, who has been in sublime form for all of New Zealand’s home series wins, at the Youtube channel “Sports Today”.
“I think we’ve seen more of it in the last few months where the teams have given the players opportunities to advance to the final and it’s really exciting,” said the Black Caps skipper.
In the final, New Zealand will in all likelihood meet either India or England, who will be stranded in a series of four tests from Friday.
If India can pull off a series win with two wins, they would meet New Zealand at Lord’s from June 18-22, while England need to win at least three tests to reach clash at the top.
Australia will now only play in the final if the India vs England series is drawn or if India or England do not win more than one or two tests respectively.