For the first time in the 144-year history of Test cricket, two teams will clash for the title at a neutral venue. The match will take place at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, which is known as the Ages Bowl due to sponsorship.
Team India, led by Virat Kohli, finished on top of the points table of WTC, with 12 wins from six series and 520 points. On the other hand, Black Caps finished second with 420 points and seven Test wins in five series.
While New Zealand will be relying on their recent series-winning form against England, India will hope to shine with their batting unit, featuring the likes of Virat, Rohit Sharma, Rahane, Pant, and Pujara.
When will the WTC (World Test Championship) final, India vs New Zealand be played ?
The WTC final, India vs Black Caps will be played on Friday, 18th June from 3 PM IST. The toss of WTC final will take place at 2.30 PM IST.
Where can I watch the final, live on TV?
At Star Sports Network
Where can I watch the live streaming of the WTC final?
final, India vs New Zealand will be live-streamed on HotStar and JIO TV
WTC Playing XI (India)
Weather Forecast Southampton
The weather update in Southampton does not look good. Rain and overcast conditions took over on the eve of the start of the World Test Championship final, and unfortunately, Day 1 doesn’t appear too different.
As per the recent weather update, rain is being predicted throughout Friday, which not only hampers the start time of the match but also threatens to wash the entire day out.
Commentary Panel World Test Championship Final
Veteran Sunil Gavaskar Dinesh Karthik,, Nasser Hussain, Kumar Sangakkara Simon Doull, Isa Guha, Michael Atherton and Ian Bishop