India announce Playing XI on eve of World Test Championship final against New Zealand

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The surface at Southampton’s The Ageas Bowl has a distinct greenish hue to it, and this may be a game dominated by seam bowlers. India announce Playing XI on eve of World Test Championship final against New Zealand

Team India has chosen to reveal their playing XI one day before the crucial ICC World Test Championship final. While the team appears to be on track, the management has opted to leave Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, and Hanuma Vihari out of their 15-man roster. Previously, Team India arrived at the location on June 3 and began preparing for the event after completing their necessary quarantine.

Meanwhile, the opposition, New Zealand, had appropriate Test match practise in English conditions in the shape of a two-match Test series against the host nation, and will aim to finally win an ICC championship after coming so close in the World Cup in 2019.

The surface at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl has a distinct greenish hue to it, and this may be a game dominated by seam bowlers.

The contest is noteworthy for several reasons. While this is the first-ever Championship in Test cricket history, it is also Team India’s first-ever Test match at a neutral site. The competition is significant for a number of reasons. While this is the first-ever Test Cricket Championship, it is also Team India’s first-ever Test match at a neutral venue.

WTC final will begin at 3 p.m. (IST)

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the World Test Championship final would begin at 3 PM (IST), which is a half-hour earlier than the typical Test match start time in England. As a result, the game’s coin toss will take place at 2:30 PM (IST), followed by lunch and tea at 5 PM (IST) and 7 PM (IST), respectively. For the course of the five days, the game will conclude at 10 p.m. (IST).

The following players will represent India in the World T20 Final against New Zealand: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma.

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Also see: West Indies name 13-man team for the second Test against South Africa

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