IND vs NZ WTC Final:
India and New Zealand will clash in the final of the World Test Championship today. The final match will run from June 18 to June 22. A reserve day has also been kept for the match due to rain. India has announced playing 11 a day before.
World Test Championship 2021 Final:
The biggest match in the history of Test cricket will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton today. After a long journey of nearly two years, Team India led by Virat Kohli and under the captaincy of Kane Williamson, New Zealand made it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Team India has announced playing 11 a day before the match, playing a strong bet. At the same time, the Kiwi team has kept its cards closed till now.
However, India did not even get an opportunity for match practice here before the final match. This is also one of the reasons why Team India has given chance to all its experienced players in the playing 11. New Zealand, however, seem to be in a better position than India in terms of practice after playing two Test matches against England recently.
Looking at the WTC final, there was a discussion about how New Zealand’s fast bowlers can trouble the Indian batsmen. But veteran players like Gavaskar and Panesar believe that the current heat in Southampton can help India’s star spinners Ashwin and Jadeja off the pitch.
But New Zealand’s fast bowlers are known for swing and their task becomes easier with the Duke ball. India’s legendary batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have often been seen getting upset in front of the swing bowlers of New Zealand. Pitch curator Simon Lee said that he wanted the pitch to have pace and bounce.
So far 59 Test matches have been played between India and New Zealand in which India has won 21 and has lost 12 matches. However, India has won 16 matches against the Kiwi team at home.
Final palying 11 both teams
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wegner, BJ Watling, Will Young .