IND vs NZ Fantasy Prediction: India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final – 18 June (Southampton). Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Tim Southee are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts India will take on New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship. The cricketing world will get their first-ever Test Champions.
India finished the WTC table at the top position, and they would want to seal the title. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have been their highest run-scorers, whereas Virat Kohli will again be India’s ace. The emergence of Rishabh Pant has been exceptional, but Pujara has been struggling. Ashwin is India’s highest wicket-taker, whereas the pace trio of Ishant, Bumrah, and Shami has been great as well.
New Zealand won the recent series against England, and this will bolster their confidence. Devon Conway’s form has been great, whereas Williamson, Taylor, Latham, and Nicholls are also sound players. The pacers quartet of Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson will be of great value.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 187 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. We can expect a grass covering in this game on the pitch.
We can expect rain to interfere on all days.
Probable XI for both sides:-
India – Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand – Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.
World Test Championship Final
Match: India vs New Zealand WTC Final
Date and Time: 18 June, Friday – 3:30 pm IST
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
Where to Watch: Live on Star Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli.
- Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Ishant Sharma
- Neil Wagner
Note:- The Stats mentioned are of Test Matches.
IND vs NZ Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh Pant will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Pant has scored 662 runs in the WTC cycle at an average of 41.37, with one century and four half-centuries. He has been fantastic from the Australian tour.
IND vs NZ Fantasy Batsmen
Kane Williamson and Devon Conway will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Williamson has scored 817 runs in the WTC cycle at an average of 58.35, whereas Conway has scored 306 runs in just a couple of games. Both of them technically superior players, and they will be vital in this game.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be our batsmen from India. Rohit has scored 1030 runs at an average of 64.37 in the WTC cycle, whereas Kohli has scored 877 runs at 43.85. Both of them are supremely talented players, and the team will rely on their brilliance.
IND vs NZ Fantasy All-Rounders
R Ashwin will be our all-rounder from India. Ashwin has scalped 67 wickets in the WTC cycle, whereas he has scored 295 runs with the bat. He has been in his life’s best form.
IND vs NZ Fantasy Bowlers
Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson will be our bowlers from New Zealand. Southee has scalped 51 wickets in ten games of WTC cycle, whereas Jamieson has scalped 36 wickets in six games. Boult has 34 scalps at an average of 29.29 under his belt. All three of them will thrive bowling in the English conditions.
Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will be our bowlers from India. Shami has scalped 36 wickets in the WTC cycle at an average of 19.77, whereas Bumrah has scalped 34 wickets at 22.41. Both of them are world-class bowlers.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Tim Southee and Jasprit Bumrah
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.