Team India will embark on World Test Championship journey with the two-match series against the Windies on August 22. They have already won the ODI and T20I series on the West Indies tour and will be keen on going past the Caribbean team in the longest format as well. The introduction of Test Championship has brought some exciting changes to the purest format of the game.
The players will wear the jerseys with the name and number on their back. The numbers will also have the Test Championship logo in it and the change looks extremely refreshing. Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have already experienced the change. Australia and Sri Lanka have also got off the mark in the points table after winning a match while England earned 8 points after the Lord’s Test ended in a draw.
Indian players’ headshots
Meanwhile, the Indian players sizzled in the photo shoot on Tuesday two days ahead of their first Test against the Windies in Antigua. Almost all the players wore the new jersey with their name and number on it and posed for a picture. The pictures are going viral on social media and even the players seemed to have liked the new concept.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli is extremely excited to get going in the Test Championship and has always batted for the longest format. He feels that the batting will be more challenging and there will be a purpose to play each and every Test match now.
“The games are going to be much more competitive and it brings a lot of purpose to the Test matches you play. It’s the right move and at the absolute right time. People have been talking about Test cricket not being relevant, or dying. For me, the competition has gone up two-fold the last couple of years.
“It’s up to the players to take the challenge and go for victories. That’s going to be the essence of this Test championship as well. There will hardly be any boring draws, there will be exciting draws because everyone will want those extra points,” he said while speaking at the West Indies Players Awards night according to Cricbuzz.
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