The England Tour of India was an entertainings series that brought cricket back to India after the pandemic. Before this series, India stood 2nd on the points table. After winning the Australia series, they gained the confidence to win this important series as well. The 3-1 series win against England helped the team to reach the top of the Test Championship points table. They will meet the New Zealand team at Lords and the ICC Test Championship final date 2021 is fixed for 18 June-22 June.
The brilliance of Ashwin and Axar helped the team to contain as well as pick crucial wickets of the England team. The opener Rohit Sharma emerged as the leading run-scorer for the team with 345 Runs, and Ashwin the top-wicket taker with 32 Wickets. In the batting department, two other players Pant and Washington Sundar were terrific, especially in the 4th IND vs ENG Test. Both the players have been impressive in the Australia series as well, and with their contribution, the team just got a ticket to the WTC Final. They have been rested for the T20I series to reduce the workload.
The Indian players spoke to the media as well as in the video posted by BCCI on reaching the top of the Test Championship Points Table. The players seemed to be in peace after winning the 4th test match to reach the finals. The Lord’s pitch will be very supportive to the seamers as the Test Championship final date 2021 is said to be in June.
“For people like me, Pujara, Rahane, and Ishant, who did not play the 2019 World Cup, this is literally the World Cup. I also saw Ishant speaking about it. I am happy for every member for making it to the finals. I am sure we can get a positive result if we adapt quickly because we just have one match as the final. It would have been nicer if we had three, but we just have one, we have to live with that and we will try to give our best shot,” said Ashwin in a video posted by BCCI.
In another video posted by BCCI, Virat said they completely deserve to be in the WTC Finals. “Well, we are quite relieved now that we have made it to the WTC final. Probably, if you look at the last 2-2.5 years and how we have played, we deserve to be in the finals. Now, it’s just about getting together as a group and focusing on that big game which is quite exciting for us as a team,” said Kohli.
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