India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
🇳🇿 skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to bowl first in the #WTC21 Final 🏏#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/JLUNc8lSrR— ICC (@ICC) June 19, 2021
Four seamers for NZ, with Colin de Grandhomme as the allrounder. No spinner. And they get to bowl first under overcast skies on a pitch that has been under covers all day yesterday and that has a fair amount of grass. Going to be a massive challenge for the Indian batting lineup.
New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to field
This is India’s first ever Test at a neutral venue.
– 276 Tests in India (109 wins, 53 defeats)
– 274 Tests in home of opposition (53 wins, 116 defeats)
Right, Kohli and Williamson are marching out in their blazers for the toss. Moments away.