India and New Zealand are all set to take on each other in the finals of the World Test Championship 2021 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. This is the first Test Championship being conducted by the ICC. The match will begin on June 18, 2021. in this article, we shall bring to you the preview of the finals which will include playing XI, key players, minibattles and other details of the game. but before that let's have a look at the pitch report. Ahead of the game the Indian team management announce 15 remember squad. Indian Bowlers Gear Up For WTC Final 2021 Clash Against New Zealand (See Pics).
It's very likely that India might play three pacers and a couple of spinners owing to the kind of conditions laid down by the curators. Simon Lee, the head curator of the ground had mentioned that there will be everything for everyone. According to him the pitch will have, "Pace, bounce and will carry." He wanted to make a pitch where the fast bowlers and the spinners are into the game. Thus the teams will accordingly chalk their strategies. Now, let's have a look at the preview of the match below:
IND vs NZ Tests Head-to-Head
India and New Zealand have had a faceoff with each other 59 times in tests. India dominates the head-to-head stats winning 21 matches, whereas, the Black Caps have won 12 games in the longer format. The remaining games have ended with a draw.
IND vs NZ ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 Key Players
From the Indian camp, we have Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma who are the key players in the squad. From the Kiwis camp, we have Kane Williamson, Trent Boult who could change the course of the match.
IND vs NZ ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 Mini Battles
It would be exciting to watch the battle between Virat Kohli and Trent Boult. the other mini battle we are excited about is the one between Kane Williamson and Jasprit Bumrah.
IND vs NZ ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 Venue
The finals of the World Test Championship will be held at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton.
IND vs NZ ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 Match Timings
The finals of the ICC World Test Championship will be played at 3.30 pm IST and 11.00 am local time. Day 1 of the match will begin on June 18, 2021, and the last day will be played on June 22, 2021.
IND vs NZ ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 Live Telecast and Live Streaming Online
Star Sports Network holds the official broadcasting rights of the IND vs NZ, World Test Championship finals. The WTC final will be aired live in English on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD and in Hindi on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD. It will also be broadcasted on Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Tamil, and Star Sports 1 Kannada. It will also be available on HotStarDisney+
IND vs NZ ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 Likely Playing XIs
India Likely Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma & Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand Likely Playing XI: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner & Trent Boult.
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