IND vs NZ: The final match is being played between India and New Zealand
WTC Final, IND vs NZ: In the final match of the World Test Championship, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Indian team will bat first.
New Delhi. The final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final 2021) is being played between India and New Zealand at the Southampton ground in England. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Indian team will bat first. New Zealand’s team has landed with five fast bowlers and captain Williamson will take charge of the spin bowling. Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee and Kyle Jameson are playing as fast bowlers in the New Zealand team. At the same time, number seven Colin de Grandhomme also bowls good swing with batting.
India had announced its playing 11 on Thursday itself. The toss was not done due to rain on the first day and it started to be speculated that Team India can make changes in its playing 11. However, before the match, head coach Ravi Shastri and fielding coach R Sridhar had made it clear that there would be no change in the playing 11. Ravi Shastri said that under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the team has been number one for 5 years and India has a chance to create history. Regarding playing 11, Shastri said that with the kind of attack we have, we can change the equation of the pitch. Jadeja and Ashwin bowl well together. They have around 600-700 wickets and they compliment each other a lot.
As expected for the match at the Agias Bowl, two spinners have been picked in Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, both of whom are also capable of batting. Three fast bowlers have been included in the team in the form of Ishant, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will bat at number six. Shubman Gill will open with veteran batsman Rohit Sharma. Cheteshwar Pujara at number three, Virat Kohli at number four and Ajinkya Rahane at number five.
New Zealand’s playing XI- Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jameson, BJ Watling, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.India’s playing XI- Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.