We will regroup with new energy: Virat Kohli on the start of 2021-23 WTC cycle
On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the new World Test Championship (WTC) points system that will be in effect from the next cycle. The second edition of the Test cricket’s ultimate prize will run from 2021 to 2023.
Team India finished as runners-up, while New Zealand went on to win the inaugural edition. Virat Kohli, India's most successful Test captain, expressed his delight at making it into the final and praised his team's performance throughout the championship.
“It was great to have played the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand in what was a memorable contest. Not just the final, we saw the determination of players throughout the first edition of the championship,” Virat Kohli said in ICC's press release.
Captain Kohli assured fans eagerly awaiting the start of the next cycle of WTC that the men in blue will “regroup with new energy” from the start of the five-match Test series against England.
“The following of cricket lovers too was great to see, and I am sure they will all be waiting eagerly for the second edition. We will regroup with new energy for the next cycle starting with our series against England, hoping to give our fans a lot to cheer about,” the 32-year-old added.
Team India will begin their five-match Test series against the Three Lions on August 4 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
[Inputs from ICC press release]