ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ: Tim Southee’s warning to Virat Kohli, ‘It will be nice to take his wicket’- New Zealand pace spearhead Tim Southee has revealed that India skipper Virat Kohli will a big wicket in Ind vs NZ final in ICC World Test Championship final at Southampton starting June 18. During his way to England for the upcoming 2-match Test series and ICC WTC Final, Tim Southee answered a question from a fan: “Are you going to take Virat Kohli’s wicket, buddy?”
“It will be nice,” replied Tim Southee.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 17, 2021
It is notable that Tim Southee is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in World Test Championship (WTC) with over 50 wickets to his name. He is the best bowler for New Zealand in the tournament. He is expected to cause worries for the likes of Virat Kohli and other India batsmen as he is likely to get some swing and assistance in the England conditions.
ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ: Tim Southee’s warning to Virat Kohli, ‘it will be nice to take his wicket’
Tim Southee has dismissed Virat 10 times in international cricket, the first bowler to achieve the landmark. He achieved the feat in February 2020 during India’s tour of New Zealand.
Southee has taken 39 wickets in 8 matches against India in Test cricket. Overall, he has scalped 302 wickets in 77 Test matches for the Kiwis.
The majority of the New Zealand Test contingent touched down in London on Sunday afternoon (UK time) after flying from Auckland via Singapore.
Amif COVID-19 pandemic, the first three days will be spent in hotel room isolation, before mini-training groups of six can be established from days 4-6, pending negative covid results.
Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor and Neil Wagner will depart Auckland on Monday afternoon (NZ time) to join the squad in Southampton.
The Maldives-based IPL contingent of captain Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, team physio Tommy Simsek and trainer Chris Donaldson will arrive on Monday (UK time).
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