IND vs ENG: World test championship is like a ” world cup ” to me, says Ishant Sharma


Ishant Sharma said on Monday that the World Test Championship (WTC) is like a World Cup for him, and he wants his side to play the final scheduled for later this year. The four-game test series between India and England is currently 1-1, and now both teams will face each other in a pink-ball test, starting Wednesday at the Motera Stadium. India recorded a clear 317-point victory against England in the second test of the ongoing series of four matches. The team led by Virat Kohli has also reached second place in the WTC (World Test Championship) standings.

The upcoming third Test against England will also be Ishant’s 100th in the game’s longest format. Earlier in the series, Ishant Sharma had become the third Indian pacemaker to take 300 wickets in Test cricket. In all, he became the sixth Indian to do this.

“I would have loved to go to Australia to hit the 100 test milestone. But some things are not going according to plan. I couldn’t go to Australia, once you get over certain things life can get easier. Learned that you Regarding one thing in your career, it’s important to get ahead. 131 Tests milestone from Kapil Dev is too far away, I’m just focusing on the upcoming Test, “Ishant said during a virtual press conference on Monday. .

“I’m just focused on how to win this series and qualify for the WTC final. I only play one format, WTC is like a World Cup to me, when we play the final and then we’re going to win, the feeling. would be like winning the World Cup or the Champions Trophy ”, he added.

When asked about the memories of his Test debut, Ishant replied, “When I made my debut, Ravi Sir was the manager and he is now our coach. He only then told me I would be playing. I was very nervous during my debut match .. As a youngster, when you enter the locker room and then you see the stars you would play with.100 testing is just a number to me, I play the game for game as long as the intention and aggression show in my bowling I would like to continue. “


India continues to compete to reach the final of the ICC World Test Championship. They cannot afford to lose another match as they have to win 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the final of the first edition of the championship.

England, which led the table after winning the opening test, has dropped to fourth place with 67.0 percentage points. They can still qualify, but for that they have to win both of the remaining games of the Test Series against India.

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