WTC Final: Mike Hesson is eager to see Indian batting against swing, said – Kohli-Williamson’s captaincy will be tested in the final


Former New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson believes that the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand to be held in Southampton from June 18 will be a level match. He also said that he is excited to see how India’s top order batsmen play against the swing of New Zealand pacers in Southampton.

Mike Hesson, who was the head coach of Indian captain Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League, has also been the head coach of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Hesson believes that the captaincy of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will also be tested in the final of the World Test Championship.

Mike Hesson said in an interview to The Times of India, “They (India and New Zealand) are both equal. The match is to be played at neutral venues and both the teams have opportunities and we are very excited about this Test. Both teams will have full power, and we are looking forward to seeing this match up.”

He further said, “I am curious to see how India’s top order batsmen play against swing. In Southampton, it will be difficult for the batsmen to bat between the winds from both sides. So it will be interesting to see That’s how Indian top order batsmen face Kiwi bowlers.”

The former New Zealand coach said, “Both are very good captains. But yes, they both have different captaincy styles. Both the captains are going to be tested in the WTC final. There will be a change of wickets every day. So it has to be seen which one.” Like Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson change their strategy.

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