WTC final: India announces its playing XI for the high-voltage game

The Indian Cricket team management has announced the playing XI for the high-voltage final game of the World Test Championship against New Zealand on Thursday evening.

Till today, experts of the game were predicting the playing XI for the Indian side stating their valid reasons. But, now it is curtains down for predictions as the official playing XI is revealed for the game which is set to begin from tomorrow.

According to BCCI’S official Twitter handle, the Indian side is going with six batsmen, two spinners, and three medium pacers.  Thus, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will open the innings for India. Captain Virat Kohli, Pujara  Rahane, and Pant will pad up for the side in the upper and the middle order respectively.  Coming to the fast bowling unit, India is going with three pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Ishant Sharma.

Shami and Bumrah getting selected for playing XI was not an open secret. However, Ishant Sharma has won the battle of winning the lucky dip to the finals over Mohammad Siraj due to his experience in the longer format of the game.

The other two who are in the playing XI are Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who will be leading the Indian’s spin attack against the Kiwis.  Also, these two have proved in various instances that they can also bat for the side when the team needs it. The final of the WTC will be held from June 18 – 22 at the Ages Bowl, Southampton.

Indian playing XI for the marquee clash is as follows: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

 

 

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