Updated: Jun 22, 2021
The world test championship final at the rose bowl, Southampton, England, on 18th June 2021 between India vs. New Zealand.
The final fight is here, and both the teams are ready to put all arsenal, skill, hard work they put on every single day of every test match.
WTC Final will be played on Rose Bowl, Southampton ground.
The pitch curator head Simon lee said "that pitch will have good bounce and carry and will favor the pace bowler, And opening batters can have a hard time dealing with swing and extra bounce"
MATCH FACTS AND RECORDS
Match Results of Test matches here are
Matches played - 6
Won by batting 1st - 2
Won by batting 2nd - 1
Draw - 3
Average 1st inning total -337
average 2nd inning total - 280
average 3rd inning total - 280
average 4th inning total - 187
Fast bowlers Took - 120 wickets
spinners took - 41
All five days have a high possibility of rain, even the reserve day, which is included in this WTC Final, also has a 75% possibility of rain, so this could be a draw Match.
The biggest team news is Kane Williamson is doubtful to play the final of the world test championship against India on 18th June after picking up an injury against England in 1st test match.
On the other hand, the India squad has no injury news yet, and they all play an inter-squad match between team Kohli and team Rahul.
PROBABLE PLAYING 11
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholas, Bj Watling (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Back-up players- Colin de Grandhomme, Will Young, Tom Blundell
INDIA - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteswar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandra Ashwin, ishant sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Back-up players- Mayank Aggarwal, K.L Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, siraj
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT IN WTC FINAL
Devon Conway - There is a say, "When opportunity comes to you, grab with your both hands." and he did that by scoring a double century on debut against the England side and then on 2nd test scoring 81 in 1st innings, he can be a significant threat for the Indian side.
Virat Kohli - has the highest average in the current Indian team against the black caps, averaging around 51 in 9 matches and 17 innings with the highest score of 211 at Indore in India, and looking forward to playing the captain innings in the WTC final.
Kyle Jamieson - has proved his worth of picking him in the black cap side. He had outstanding domestic success and recently had a decent 1st test performance against England, picking three wickets in 1st innings. Against India, he played two matches where he picked nine wickets and scored 93 runs.
Ajinkya Rahane - did an outstanding job recently as a stand-by captain against Australia, winning the series from a 1-0 loss to a series win. He played a test-saving inning with Ashwin facing 128 balls to save the Sydney test. Against New Zealand, he has an average of 50 in 7 matches.
R. Ashwin - Smartest cricketer with so many skills, he will be the key of India team to fight against the kiwis. He took 48 wickets against them in just six matches.
Bumrah and Ishant Sharma - Both will be very crucial bowlers for the final test because the pitch will help fast bowlers. Together they took 41 wickets against the New Zealand side.
Boult and Southee - will be the key for New Zealand to grab some early wickets and make their side lead the way from the front. Together they took whooping 75 wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant - both have the confidence and will to turn things around, and they did this recently against Australia and England.
But, they both have to show their aggressive intent to push kiwi bowlers on the back foot.
WINNING POSSIBILITY OF BOTH TEAM
New Zealand Has an upper hand in WTC FINAL because they recently played 2 test matches against the England side and winning the 2nd test to grab the series win by 1-0.
On the other hand, India will be confident with their past test results against Australia and England.