The New Zealand cricket team arrived home after their emphatic victory over India in the recently-concluded World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The New Zealand team had registered an eight wicket win on the Reserve Day of the match after rain interrupted proceedings from Day 1. The official handle of New Zealand Cricket shared an Instagram reel of the players at the airport on “home soil”, holding the ICC Test Championship Mace. BlackCaps shared the short video with a caption, “Back on home soil #WTC21 #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS #CricketNation #Cricket.”
On Friday, ICC had shared pictures of New Zealand players aboard their flight to New Zealand. Tim Southee could be seen in one of the pics holding the Test Mace.
The caption read, “An important piece of carry-on luggage here. The #WTC21 Mace will travel to its new home in style @blackcapsnz.”