India Squad for WTC Final
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha
New Zealand Squad for WTC Final
Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell (WK), 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 (WK), Will Young
The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will be held from 18th June to 22nd June 2021. The WTC final will be played at Southampton.
Ball to be used – Dukes
What if match ends in a draw? – India and New Zealand will be declared joint-winners
Is there a reserve day? – Yes, June 23. On the sixth day, a maximum of 83 overs can be bowled in addition to the last hour. Reserve day will only come into play if the lost overs are not made up on the same day. All the efforts will be made to cover the lost overs during five days of play.
What about follow-on? – If the entire first day’s play is abandoned due to rain. Even then the WTC Final will be a five-day affair with reserve day coming into play. The follow-on will be of 200 runs in this case. Even if one over of play takes on Day 1 and then the day is rained out, then also the follow-on will stay 200.
If the first two complete days of play is washed out due to rain, then the WTC Final will turn into a four-day match. In this case, the follow-on will be of 150 runs.
Short Runs – Third umpire will review all calls of short runs by on-field officials and communicate it to the umpires.
Shot Played or Not – Before reviewing an lbw decision, the fielding captain or the dismissed batsman can ask the umpire whether they thought if the shot was played or not.
Change in lbw reviews – For the lbw reviews, the height margin of the wicket zone has been changed to top of the stumps to increase the margin for umpire’s call around the stumps for height and width both.
Match Timings: 3:30 PM (IST)
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Hotstar