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India playing 11 for WTC final against New Zealand. Photo: @BCCI
New Zealand has four pacers and one aal-rounder but no spinner as captain Kane Williamson asked Indian cricket team to bat first in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Saturday.

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India vs New Zealand WTC Final playing 11


The Indian team management has went with five bowlers, including Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder. The pace department will be spearheaded by Ishant Sharma along with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. The other spinner in India playing 11 for WTC is R Ashwin, who has been in great form this year. 

India playing 11 for WTC final: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma Jasprit Bumrah.

New Zealand tentative playing 11 for WTC final: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

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IND vs NZ WTC final Day 2: Southampton weather forecast


According to the UK met office website, the weather forecast for Day 2 is good. There is less than 5 percent chances of rainfall in Southampton. However, clouds would be hovering in the skies.

IND vs NZ head to head in Tests

  • Overall matches: 56
  • India won: 21
  • New Zealand won: 12
  • Drawn: 26

WTC final: 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.


New Zealand squad for WTC final: Tom 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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