IND vs NZ WTC final toss: New Zealand wins toss and asks India to bat first

The WTC final between the India’s cricket team and the New Zealand’s cricket team will begin at 3:00 pm India time or 10:30 am (BST). Photo: @ICC
In the final of ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first on a cloudy Day 2 morning at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton today. Colin de Grandhomme picked over Ajaz Patel in New Zealand playing 11. 

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

New Zealand 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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India vs New Zealand build-up

India may be ranked second in the latest ICC Test team rankings, but it still doesn't accurately reflect the giant strides taken by Indian cricket in the last two years under Virat Kohli. And, heading into the World Test Championship (WTC) final against top-ranked New Zealand on Friday, Kohli's team will be confident of winning the inaugural edition of WTC at Southampton.

The momentum is seen to be with the Kiwis after their 1-0 victory over England in the last Test series, which sent them to the top of the rankings. But, when Kohli and Kane Williamson go out for the toss on June 18, all of that will be forgotten.

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This Indian squad, led by Kohli, has repeatedly demonstrated that they believe in playing to win, snatching triumph from the jaws of defeat. Not to mention the bench's depth, which was obvious during the Australia tour earlier this year.

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When will India vs New Zealand WTC final be played?


The WTC final between India and New Zealand will begin on June 18.


Where will WTC final will be played?


The venue for the ICC WTC final between IND vs NZ is The Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

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What will be the match timings for Test final match between India and New Zealand?


The WTC final between the India’s cricket team and the New Zealand’s cricket team will begin at 3:00 pm India time (10:30 am BST).


At what time will IND vs NZ WTC final live toss take place?


The New Zealand vs India live toss has been delayed at Southampton due to heavy rain. Now the IND vs NZ WTC final live toss will take place on June 19, probably at 2:30 pm IST.

Why the IND vs NZ WTC final toss delayed to June 19?

Due to incessant rain and wet weather condition toss was not held on Day 1 i.e. June 18. Thus, toss has been delayed to June 19.

Which TV channels will telecast WTC final live in India?


The India vs New Zealand WTC final will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Star Sports 1 HD/SD will live broadcast the matches with English commentary.

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How to live stream the India vs New Zealand WTC final in India?


You can watch the live streaming of IND vs NZ final Test match on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.


How to live steam India vs New Zealand WTC final for free?


You can live stream the India vs New Zealand WTC for free on JIO TV.

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