The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has urged supporters to rally behind the players as they prepare for the maiden World Twenty20 Final against New Zealand.
The much-anticipated World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand is less than a week away, and the Indian players are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the high-octane encounter at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl. As the players prepare for the summit battle, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has urged supporters to rally behind them.
BCCI posted on Twitter: The countdown is down to 1 week now! Get behind #TeamIndia as they are all set to take on New Zealand in the #WTC21 Final.” Virat Kohli and boys” preparations are in full swing for the WTC final.
In the previous two days, the BCCI has posted two recordings of Team India’s “high intensity” training session. The Kohli-led team seems to have checked all the boxes in the most recent video, with players sweating it out on the field perfecting each and every ability necessary to be in peak condition before entering the field on June 18.
“Team India get into the groove for the WTC Final,” tweeted BCCI.
The BCCI had tweeted earlier in the day on Thursday: “We have had our first group training session and the intensity was high. Team India”s preparations are in full swing for the WTC21 Final.”
The Indian cricket team arrived in Southampton on June 3, and all members of the visiting party were subjected to a three-day mandated strict quarantine. The athletes were put to the test once again in the Hampshire Bowl before beginning a period of controlled solitude. During the isolation time, testing will be performed on a regular basis.
Prior to leaving for England, India head coach Ravi Shastri stated that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should consider making the World Twenty20 final a best-of-three battle that may be contested as a three-match series in the future.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand team has arrived in the United Kingdom for their bilateral series against England. On June 15, the team will transition from the ECB bio-secure environment to the WTC Final bubble, where they will be subjected to regular testing both before and after their arrival in Southampton.