WTC Final: India will be crossing swords with New Zealand in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final scheduled to begin from 18-22 June at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Both the teams have already announced their official 15-man squads and all the players are quite excited to be a part of this historic moment. Here is a detailed article stating the India vs New Zealand Dream11 Tips, Squads and strongest playing 11 of both the teams.
India squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav.
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Will Young.
The duo of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will be India’s two openers for the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, skipper Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant will form part of the middle-order. Despite the conditions expected to assist the pace bowlers, India might go in with the spin combo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the playing 11 as that will give them enough depth in the batting department. However, the biggest decision for the team management will be to pick the three front-line fast bowling options out of Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.
IND Playing 11 (likely)
Ishant Sharma/Mohammed Siraj
On the other hand, New Zealand are confident that the duo comprising of captain Kane Williamson and wicket-keeper BJ Watling will be completely fit for the WTC final against India. After his sensational debut against England, Devon Conway will open the batting in the big final and this means that Tom Blundell will have to warm the bench. However, the Kiwi team management will have to take the tough call in making the choice of front-line pacers as things have become interesting with Matt Henry’s Man of the Match performance in the second Test against England.
NZ Playing 11 (likely)
The wicket in Southampton are likely to offer balanced conditions for the batters and the bowlers. However, the overcast weather conditions could help the pace bowlers to a great extent. Therefore, it will be a great option to pack your Dream11 Fantasy cricket teams with more batters and bowlers from both India and New Zealand.
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