Watch: Team India, New Zealand Players Name Their Favourite Test Cricket Stadiums Ahead Of WTC Final
WTC Final: Ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, several Team India and New Zealand cricketers took to social media through ICC's official handle and opened up about their favourite stadiums to play Test cricket in.
- Many Indian and New Zealand cricketers named their favourite Test venues
- The WTC Final is set to begin from June 18
- The WTC Final will take place in Southampton
With the World Test Championship (WTC) Final set to begin, the ICC took to social media to post a fun video, where some of the Team India and New Zealand cricketers named their favourite stadiums to play Test cricket in. India face New Zealand in the WTC Final beginning today, at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The ICC posted the video on Twitter, and it was well-received by fans, who flocked to the comments section to pass their well-wishes to both teams for the upcoming fixture.
Watch the full video here:
The video consists of the likes of Shubman Gill, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Tim Southee and Trent Boult, to name a few.
In the video, young Shubman Gill, who has been a revelation for India, also spoke about his favourite Test cricket venue in the world.
The youngster made his Test debut during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in December 2020, and he played a crucial role as India staged a turnaround to defeat Australia 2-1.
"The Test matches I have played, like all the seven Test matches, if I have to go through that, it has to be my debut in MCG. It has to be my favourite venue till now.
Bumrah, who appeared in the short video, revealed that his favourite stadium is in Johannesburg.
"Johannesburg. I just played one game over there, and I would like to play more games over there," revealed the pacer.
Meanwhile, New Zealand pace duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee also spoke about their favourite Test cricket stadiums.
"Lord's. Just the history behind it and just turning up in Lord's and somewhere that's a very special place to play. Played there a few times and its somewhere where we always enjoy," said Southee.
"Mine is a little weird. Adelaide Oval. I really enjoyed playing there, the first pink-ball Test took place there. It was an amazing occasion. There were probably 50,000 people for every game for three days. Good atmosphere, good hype and a lot of history," quipped Boult.