“It can’t just be pressure applied over two days of good cricket and then you suddenly are not a good test side anymore”.

The World Test Championship (WTC) is a great way to inject excitement into cricket’s longest format but the final should be a best-of-three affair, says India captain Virat Kohli, after his side lost to New Zealand in a rain-hit one off title decider.
On Thursday (NZ time), New Zealand became test cricket’s first official world champions on by beating Kohli’s team by eight wickets in a low-scoring final in Southampton.
The final was decided in the final hour of its reserve day, which was activated to make up for lost time over the first five days.
“It’s great for the game,” Kohli says of the inaugural WTC, which was launched in 2019 by the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) to create a pinnacle event for the format.
“Test cricket is probably the heartbeat of international cricket. I think this format will definitely help test cricket be exciting.