The stage is set for the high-profile clash between India and New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, starting June 18. Ahead of the tie, former Australia quick Brett Lee has opened up on the captaincy styles of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson.
Many former cricketers and analyst believe the Black Caps will begin the World Test Championship final as the favourites. Incidentally, the Kiwis will head to the pinnacle clash playing two Test matches in these conditions, it will be India’s first game of the tour.
Virat Kohli is much more aggressive unlike Kane Williamson – Brett Lee
While the debates continue, Brett Lee has dived deep into the differences between the two captains and explained how both of them have their unique ways to go about their business.
Yeah, they are different,” Brett Lee was quoted as saying in an ICC release. “Kane is a lot more conservative without being boring. He has got a great cricket brain. I spent a fair bit of time with Kane recently and enjoy his company. I think he has got a wonderful cricket brain and I admire his level of calmness. And that is why I said that he is not a boring captain. He is a conservative captain, but attacks when he needs to. And he attacks when he feels it is right. Because he is patient, and it works for him and his team,” Lee said.
“Look at the other side of the ledger, and you look at Kohli, he is more of an aggressive captain. There is no right or wrong answer to any of these because I have played under captains who are conservative and captains who are too aggressive. But this is going to be a great opportunity to see which one comes out on top because they are different,” he added.
But Brett Lee conceded that both Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli are both cricketing brains and it will be interesting to see who finishes on the top.
“At the end of the day, they are two amazing cricket brains. And that is what I respect. So yeah, it is going to be exciting to see who comes out on top,” he signed off.