The squad of the Indian team has been announced on Tuesday for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent 5-match Test series with England. Virat Kohli’s and Kane Williamson’s side will meet on 18th June at The Rose Bowl in Southampton for the final of the inaugural WTC.
Apart from the dropping of Prithvi Shaw, who opened in Adelaide, there isn’t any major change from their last two series against England at home and Australia away as far as India’s batting is concerned.
Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari, both the players who missed the England series return to the set-up and are likely to slot in the eleven straightway. 5 out of the top 6 batters walk straight into the eleven, while the position of Shubman Gill depends on the bowling combination India picks as it would be difficult to drop either Jadeja or R Ashwin.
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The Indian captain amassed a massive total of 593 runs on the 2018 tour of England – the next best across both sides was Jos Buttler’s tally of 349 runs – banishing all the horrors of the 2014 tour. Virat Kohli smashed 2 hundred and 3 fifties on that tour. Against the Kiwis, he averages 51.53 in 9 with a best of 211.
The big stage of a WTC final would be a perfect occasion for Virat Kohli to end his century drought, which will have extended for over 18 months till June.