The World Test is a welcome addition to the cricket format
The World Test Championship is one of ICC's newest international tournament. It already started in August with the Ashes 2019 series. The new World Test is expected to continue until 2021. Virat Kohli recently mentioned the tournament and its importance to the Test cricket format.
'The games are going to be much more competitive and it brings a lot of purpose to the Test matches you play. It's the right move and at the absolute right time', Kohli stated. 'People have been talking about Test cricket not being relevant, or dying. For me, the competition has gone up two-fold the last couple of years. It's up to the players to take the challenge and go for victories. That's going to be the essence of this Test championship as well'.
Kohli is India's team captain in their ongoing West Indies Tour. The Test series of the tour starts today. India and West Indies play two Tests for the tour. The Test matches are part of the new World Test Championship as well.
The Indian captain admitted that Team India's batsmen will find the World Test challenging. He believes that India's batting skills as a team are still not up to standards. On the other hand, Kohli praises the team's bowlers.
'The bowlers have really come into their own. And as Jason (Holder) mentioned their bowling attack is as lethal as anyone's in home conditions. So we know we're up against a big challenge here in red-ball cricket', Kohli further commented.
Jason Holder is West Indies' captain for the tour's Test series. The first Test starts today, August 22. It will continue until August 27 and is held in Antigua. The match odds are for India (1.24) to win the series against West Indies (4.3). Check out the latest odds on other matches at Betwala.
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