IND vs NZ WTC final reserve day, prize money, free telecast, streaming

India and New Zealand would look to outsmart each other when the teams square off in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final, which starts June 18 at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. The five-day game has become a 6-day affair as two days in the IND vs WTC final was washed out without a ball being bowled. Both the teams would look to force a result today given forecast for the day is very pleasant. Check IND vs NZ WTC final Day 6 (reserve day) live socre and match updates here ICC WTC was played in two years cycle and the two teams at the top of the points table qualified for the final. .....
India and New Zealand would look to outsmart each other when the teams square off in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final, which starts June 18 at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. The five-day game has become a 6-day affair as two days in the IND vs WTC final was washed out without a ball being bowled. Both the teams would look to force a result today given forecast for the day is very pleasant.

Check IND vs NZ WTC final Day 6 (reserve day) live socre and match updates here

ICC WTC was played in two years cycle and the two teams at the top of the points table qualified for the final. India finished at the top of the points table with 12 wins in 17 matches while New Zealand won 7 out of 7 matches it played.

 

Check the full coverage of IND vs NZ WTC here

ICC WTC prize money

The winning team of WTC final between India and New Zealand will receive $1.6 million (Rs.12 crore approximately) along with an ICC Test Championship Mace. The losing team will receive $800,000 (Rs.6 crore approximately).

ICC Test Championship mace (Source: ICC Cricket news)
The prize money for the team finishing third in the ICC WTC standings is $450,000 (Rs.3.38 crore approx). The team fourth on the table will be awarded $350,000 (Rs.2.62 crore), the one that finishes fifth gets $200,000 (Rs.1.5 crore approx) while the remaining four teams will get $100,000 each (Rs.75 lakh per team).

IND vs NZ: WTC final playing conditions

 

Follow on-rule for WTC final

According to playing conditions of the five-day game, one team needs to have a lead of 200 runs, to enforce the follow-on. However, if the first day's play has been washed out then the lead for follow-on rule is reduced to 150. But ICC has made a clarification in the rule stating that there is a reserve day for the WTC final thus if the first days is washed out then reserve day will come into play. Thus, to enforce a follow India and New Zealand need to have a lead of 200 or more runs.

What if final ends in a draw?

 

There has been talk that who will be declared the winner if India vs New Zealand final ended in a draw or tie. Ahead of the start of WTC in 2018, ICC has said that if final end a draw or tie, the the trophy will be shared and in its latest media statement, it maintained the same stance.

So, India and New Zealand will be adjudged joint winners if their final clash in Southampton ends in a draw or tie.
 

Reserve Day

The ICC has also allocated a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final, scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set aside as the Reserve Day.

ENG vs NZ Tests: Check full schedule, Match timings and live streaming details here

 

How reserved day will be used during ICC WTC?

 

The ICC has come up with a Reserve Day to ensure full five days of play, and it will only be used if lost playing time cannot be recovered through the normal provisions for each day.

“In the event of time being lost during the match, the ICC match referee will regularly update the teams and media about the way in which the Reserve Day may be used,” ICC said in a statement.
 

When the call for using the reserve day will be made?

 

The final decision on whether the Reserve Day needs to be used will be announced at the scheduled start of the last hour on the fifth day.

Check IND vs NZ latest news updates here

 

WTC final, IND vs NZ: Southampton pitch report

The Southampton pitch for WTC final will have pace, bounce and carry thanks to good weather due to 'a lot of sun' in Southampton, informed Simon Lee, the head groundsman of Hampshire Bowl.

"For me personally, I just want to get something out that has some pace, bounce and carry in the pitch. It can be a hard thing to do in England as the weather does not help us most of the time, but the forecast in the build-up is good with a lot of sun, so we are hopeful that we will get some pace and a hard pitch without over-rolling it and killing it," Lee was quoted by cricket website espncricinfo.

When and Where to watch ICC World Test Championship final

 

Which TV channels will live telecast India vs New Zealand final?

The India vs New Zealand final will be telecast by Star Sports Network in six languages. Star Sports 1 HD/SD will live broadcast WTC final with English commentary.

 

How to live stream WTC final?

 

The live streaming of IND vs NZ final will take place on Disney+Hotstar.

How to watch IND vs NZ WTC final live telecast for free?

DD Sports and DD national will live telecast WTC final between India and New Zealand.

 

ICC WTC, IND vs NZ final: Southampton pitch report

The Southampton pitch is likely to favour swing bowling in first two days while it would be perfect for batting on Day 3 and 4. The final day wicket assist spinners and also it seems very tough for batting. 

Here are the squads of both the teams:

 

India squad for WTC Final:  Virat Kohli (captain) Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Md Shami Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari.

 

Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

 

New Zealand squad for WTC final: om Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, BJ Watling, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.


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