Virat Kohli has been vying for the biggest prize, the WTC final for a long time, he even discussed this during his post-match presentation in IPL after scoring a century. He said, “We’ve got Test cricket after the IPL, so I’ve got to stay true to my technique and find ways to win games for my team, something that I take a lot of pride in...”
India, unfortunately, couldn’t lift the WTC 2019-2021 title under Kohli’s captaincy as they lost to New Zealand in the final. This time India is back in the finals with another opportunity to clinch the WTC title for the first time. However, Virat Kohli is not the captain this time around but this won’t stop him from giving his level best to bring WTC 2021-2023 trophy home.
Virat Kohli’s Intense Practice Sessions Before the Big Final
India has had a few practice sessions prior to the WTC Final which is scheduled to begin on 7th June, 2023. Captain, Rohit Sharma has also joined the Indian team as he was with Mumbai Indians but now all the players are back to the national duty as the IPL has ended. Virat Kohli was seen hitting the nets hard and it’s his dedication and mental strength that sets him apart from the others. He knows that he has struggled against spin in recent years and was seen working hard on this aspect of his game.
Josh Hazlewood, Virat Kohli’s RCB teammate recently revealed in an interview with the ICC that “He (Virat Kohli) is always out there (training) first and leaves last, and the intensity he trains at is at such a high level it drags everyone else along for the ride.”
Virat Kohli has also posted a few pictures of him on his social media handles practicing for the WTC 2021-2023 Final, displaying his excitement for the big game. He was also seen giving tips to the youngsters and that is exactly why the presence of players like Kohli is important in the dressing room even when they themselves are not in good touch.
Virat Kohli in the WTC 2021-2023
Virat Kohli hasn’t been in the best of the forms in recent years, affecting his numbers in the World Test Championship. However, he seems to have regained his form just before the big final. Let’s take a look at how his numbers fold in the WTC 2021-2023.
Virat Kohli Overall Record in Test Cricket
Test cricket is not considered Virat Kohli’s best format but he still has an exceptional record in Test cricket, and he is definitely among the top 5 Indian Test batters ever. So, let’s take a closer look at his Test numbers.
India Vs Australia WTC 2021-2023 Final
India is set to compete against Australia for the World Test Championship crown. Read more: ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023 Final: All You Need To Know. Australia is the one opposition Virat Kohli loves playing against, be it Tests, ODIs, or T20s, Kohli loves the challenge that the Aussies bring to the table. Let’s take a look at his numbers against Australia in Test cricket.
Virat Kohli looks all set for the WTC 2021-2023 Final. He seems to have found his groove and rhythm but England is the place where he has struggled in the Tests over the years and he will have to be at his absolute best to tackle the challenge of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland, and Nathan Lyon.