The all-important and much-awaited World Test Championship final, which commences on June 18th, will put Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket squad against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand team. The match will be played in Southampton, and the conditions are expected to favour the Kiwi bowlers, who dominated India in a two-match Test series in New Zealand in 2020. In 2018, Vihari made his debut in England, where India’s batting unit had left a lot to be desired in that series. The team led by Kohli had lost the series 4-1.
Before the WTC final, New Zealand will play two matches against England and will be considerably more used to the circumstances than India. Hanuma Vihari, an India Test specialist, revealed the most difficult aspect of batting in England. Vihari had previously faced Stuart Broad for three overs and had been dismissed for a 23-ball duck.
“Having said that, it was just my first innings in county cricket. I learned that I should play much later. In the second match, against Essex, I got 30 and 50. Essex is the defending champions and has a decent bowling attack with Peter Siddle and Simon Harmer. I thought I batted well, but I should have converted it into a bigger score,” he said.
He also added that the overhead conditions In England definitely play a part as well because when it is sunny, it gets a bit easier to bat, but when it is overcast, the ball moves all day.