The Indian Cricket Board has announced a 15-member team India for the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand. The playing XI will be selected from this team. This final match will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18. Before the announcement of Team India, New Zealand had also announced its 15-man squad. Umesh Yadav in the Indian team, Mohd. Shami and Hanuma Vihari return.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have been included in the team announced for the Test Championship final, so it is clear that the selectors may not have considered the name of Mayank Agarwal, who has gone to England with the team. Now it is clear that in this important match, only young Shubman Gill will open the innings with Rohit Sharma. At the same time, the names of both Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha are included in this team as wicketkeeper-batsman, but it is almost certain that only Rishabh Pant will get a chance in the last eleven.
Five fast bowlers have been selected for this team. Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd in the team as fast bowlers. Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Mohd. Siraj is there and from these, the pace bowlers will be selected considering the conditions there. Hanuma Vihari, who was injured during the Test series on the Australia tour, has managed to make it to this team. Apart from this, Akshar Patel and Washington Sundar were also not given a place in this team, while Shardul Thakur also did not succeed in making it to the team.
India’s 15-man squad for the first test match-
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Siraj.
New Zealand’s 15-man team for the first test match-
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