AB de Villiers, the seasoned cricket veteran, has shared his insights on the highly anticipated final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 cycle. With India and Australia set to clash in the ultimate showdown, de Villiers expressed his belief that Team India will emerge victorious on the final day of the Test match. The former cricketer noted India’s recent success against a formidable England side at The Oval, which he believes will boost their confidence heading into the crucial encounter. Additionally, de Villiers highlighted the potential impact of India’s spinners in the latter stages of the match and singled out Virat Kohli as the key batsman to watch out for in the final.
When previewing the final match on JioCinema, AB de Villiers acknowledged the difficulty in determining the favorites for the clash. He noted that both India and Australia have had limited Test cricket action recently. However, de Villiers pointed out India’s victory against England in their last Test at The Oval, highlighting that it would provide the Indian team with a significant confidence boost.
According to de Villiers, India has the potential to come out on top on the final day of the Test match. He anticipated a closely contested battle that could go down to the wire. Despite the favorable batting conditions, de Villiers emphasized the role of India’s spinners, who he believes will become instrumental in the latter stages of the match.
Singling out Virat Kohli, de Villiers expressed his admiration for the Indian captain’s determination and passion for the game. He described Kohli as a player who thrives on such high-profile series, whether in the United Kingdom or Australia. De Villiers expressed his excitement to witness Kohli’s performance in the United Kingdom and anticipated that the Indian skipper would play a significant role in India’s success.