The inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between Virat Kohli’s India and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand is slated to take place in Southampton on June 18.
With just 16 days left for the much-awaited clash, former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel, who had played four Tests against the Kiwis, has said that the biggest strength of the Kiwis is that they click together as a unit and dosen’t solely depend on individual performances.
Speaking on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected, Parthiv said: “I think New Zealand’s biggest strength is to come up as a team in the game. I think, yes, all the teams have their superstars, but they (The Kiwis) know their limitations, they know if someone’s capable of scoring 40 or 50 in a limited time and get 100% out of each player.”
“If you look at their names – no one would be scared of Kane Williamson alone, no one will be scared of Tom Latham alone or all their fast bowlers. Their ability to perform together. I think that’s so important; as far as New Zealand’s performance is concerned in ICC trophies,” he added.
Before taking on India in the WTC final, New Zealand will face hosts England in a two-match Test series, beginning on June 2 at the Lord’s.