Big statement by BJ Watling. He said that New Zealand’s team will win the final of the World Test Championship, after which he will retire from international cricket.
Southampton: New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling is hopeful that his team will win the final of the World Test Championship against India, after which he will retire from his illustrious international career.
This will be the 75th and last Test of Watling (BJ Watling). Watling, who was ruled out of the second Test against England last week due to a back injury, has returned to the squad for the crucial match.
Watling will say goodbye to cricket
BJ Watling told Stuff.com.New Zealand, ‘I am looking forward to this match. It will be interesting and I will try to do well. I will go the same way I go for the rest of the test. My aim will be to win.
Watling (BJ Watling) made his international debut in 2009. He said that he is lucky that fitness problems did not come in the way of such a long career.
He said, ‘A cricketer keeps getting minor injuries. Back pain bothered me on some occasions but with time we learn to deal with these injuries. I am lucky that there was no major injury’. He said, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing for New Zealand. It was a memorable journey’.
Regarding the victory in the Test series against England, he said, ‘It was special to beat England on their soil. We will try to maintain this form in this match as well.
15-man Indian squad for WTC final: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj.