Cricket: Plans already underway for Kiwi fans to celebrate Blackcaps' World Test Championship final success

Plans to celebrate the Blackcaps' World Test Championship triumph in New Zealand are well underway, as the team nears their descent back home.

The eight-wicket win over India is the end of what's been a gruelling four-year journey against nations across the globe. 

Weary eyed, but full of pride, the newly crowned test champions of the world are flying home with an extra seat booked for a very special guest - the ICC's golden World Test Championship mace.

"We've never been able to hold it before, it's heavier than you think," captain Kane Williamson says.

"It's got a couple of nicknames already," adds Trent Boult. 

"I feel like Michael Mason is sticking - ex-New Zealand Cricketer, right arm pace from the mighty Central Districts."

The side will have to continue celebrations from inside isolation for the next two weeks, but certainly made the most of it last night in the sheds.

"It was very special with the boys, there was certainly some emotion within the camp," Boult adds.

The six days of highs and lows for coach Gary Stead finally coming to fruition.

"It felt like it took about two weeks if I'm honest," he says.

Stead's attention is already shifting to what lies ahead, circling Australia as a team he'd like on the calendar, as the Blackcaps look to build on the history-making feat.

"I hope for us as a team that this is just the beginning of us having success for a very, very long time."

But for now, the players are ready for the celebrations to continue. 

New Zealand Cricket are already putting plans in place for a homecoming celebration, but a parade is unlikely with some key members of the squad staying overseas.

"I think it's important that the fans of New Zealand cricket do get to share in this amazing achievement with the team," chief executive David White tells Newshub.

"We can't wait to get home and celebrate with everyone - in whatever form that may be," Boult adds.

A celebration worthy of the kings of world cricket.