WTC Final: India vs New Zealand – All you need to know
India and New Zealand are set to face each other in the summit clash of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) Final from June 18. The Ageas Bowl at Southampton will host this epic clash. Given the COVID-19 restrictions, the preparations of both the teams in the lead up are completely different. Learn more about minimum bet amount in betway india. We have free guide here in our website.
The Kiwis got a perfect match practice as they played two-match Test series against England and moreover, won the contest sealing the second Test by 8 wickets. Almost all of their players in the squad got a chance to get a feel of the conditions. On the other hand, despite not the whole of May after IPL 2021 suspension, they landed in the UK only on June 3.
The players underwent 14 days of quarantine in Mumbai before being in hard quarantine again in Southampton for three days. They started practicing in phases and the team is now playing a four-day intra-squad practice game. BCCI has been sharing videos and scores to keep the fans updated and the performances may impact the selection for the final as well.
Here’s all you need to know about the WTC Final:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed. Shami, Mohammed. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper)
New Zealand are expected to trim their 20-man squad for England series to 15 for the WTC Final. However, there has been no such announcement yet.
Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryll Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (WK), Will Young. Here’s our todays betting tips and guide how we predict any matches.
Venue for the WTC Final
The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Where can you watch in India?
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Hotstar
From June 18, 2021 – 3:30 PM IST