Legendary West Indies pacer Ian Bishop claims that Virat Kohli badly wants to win the World Test Championship final. In a recent virtual conference organized by Star Sports, the former stated the WTC final would be a massive moment for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. The 32-year-old has been an influential figure in terms of sustaining the importance of the purest format of the game over the years.
Virat Kohli will be aiming for his first significant ICC trophy at the senior level as he missed out at the ICC 2019 World Cup and the 2017 Champions Trophy. The Indian captain had won the U-19 World Cup as captain in 2008. However, the ICC honor at the senior level has been eluding the captain in him. Meanwhile, Ian Bishop has also reckoned that team India will be looking to play and win the ICC WTC final and pay tribute to the millions who suffered back home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2nd wave of infections severely hit the country as many people lost their lives and livelihoods over the last few months.
India should go with two spinners: Ian Bishop
Veteran WI pacer Ian Bishop believes team India should go into the WTC final with two spinners Jadeja and Ashwin. He feels they are dependable batsmen as well. Talking more on India's bowling unit, Bishop mentioned that he was very impressed by Mohammed Siraj's debut in Australia. During the series against Australia, Siraj picked up 13 wickets in three matches. He also finished the series as the most successful bowler on the team.
Bishop further added that Virat Kohli and Co. would need the experience of Ishant Sharma as well. Bishop stated that he wanted the experienced Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami in the playing XI for the WTC final. The all-important WTC final between India and NZ is going to begin on Friday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Both the top-notch teams have declared their squad of 15 players for the most-awaited final. New Zealand has been reinforced by the return of their skipper Kane Williamson and veteran wicketkeeper BJ Watling. Both the senior players had to miss the second Test against England due to injuries, but now they have been declared fit.