The inaugural edition of the World Test Championship is finally coming to an end and the two finalists - India and New Zealand - are set to fight it out against each other for the ultimate glory. The grand finale is set to begin from June 18 onwards at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton and both sides have made it very clear how significant this contest is for them. With so much excitement and buzz ahead of the finals, both sides will look to leave no stones unturned with so much at stake in this 5-day contest of cricket. Let us have a look at a few of those reasons which certainly magnifies the importance of this historic Test match.
1. Maiden ICC title for both captains
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are undoubtedly two of the most charismatic leaders in world cricket right now. With so many batting records to their name, the only missing piece in their successful captaincy tenure is an ICC title with the senior side. While Kohli missed out on the opportunity to lead his side to glory in the 2017 Champions Trophy, Williamson's side suffered a heartbreaking loss in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Having played some mesmerizing cricket for the past two years in Test cricket, both the skippers finally have an opportunity to clinch a prestigious ICC title and etch their names in the history books by becoming the first-ever winners of the World Test Championship. This will be way more than just a cricket match with so much pride and glory at stake.