India fast bowler Ishant Sharma said on Monday that the World Test Championship is like a World Cup for him and he wants his team to play in the final later this year. The four-match series between India and England is currently tied at 1-1 and both teams will now play the Pink Ball Test at the Motwala Cricket Stadium starting on Wednesday. The same series will announce the second finalist for the ICC World Test Championship.
Ishant Sharma, who is preparing to play his 100th Test match, has recently taken 300 wickets in Test cricket. “These are just private achievements,” he said. “I wanted Australia to reach the milestone of playing 100 Tests, but some things are not going as planned,” Ishant told a virtual press conference. I couldn’t go to Australia, but as you move on to some things, life can get easier. I know you can’t think of one thing in your career, you need to move on. Kapil Dev’s 131 Test milestones are far away, I’m just focusing on the next Test. ”
“I am just focused on winning the series and qualifying for the WTC final,” said Ishant Sharma at the World Test Championships. I’m just a format, the World Test Championship is like the World Cup for me, if we play the final and then move on to winning, this feeling will be like winning the World Cup or the Champions Trophy. Recalling his debut match, he said, “When I made my debut, Ravi Sir (Ravi Shastri) was the team manager and is now the coach. I was nervous during the first Test match, but Ravi Shastri encouraged me. ”
India are still a long way from making it to the finals of the ICC World Test Championship. With a win in Chennai on Tuesday, India finished second in the points table with 69.7 per cent, but they cannot lose the second match as they need to win 2-1 or 3-1 to reach the final of the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship. The door is also open for teams from England and Australia to reach the final.