The New Zealand Cricket Team is all set to face India in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final 2021. The match will commence on June 18 at The Rose Bowl cricket stadium in Southampton, England. The Kiwis were the first team to seal a place in the ICC WTC final after beating Pakistan 2-0 in the Test series in January 2021. Later, India defeated England 3-1 in a 4-match Test series and made way to the finals.
The Blackcaps have announced their squad for the ICC World Test Championship final against India. Kane Williamson will lead the team in the match against India. Other players who are part of the New Zealand squad include Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, and Will Young.
The Kiwis have tough opposition in the form of India in the final and the team will pick up their best players in the playing XI in the match. Hence, many players will be benched during the match. Here we look at 5 New Zealand players who might be benched in the ICC WTC final.
5 New Zealand Players Who Might Be Benched In The ICC WTC Final 2021
Doug Bracewell is one player who might be benched during the ICC World Championship final. The New Zealand pacer Bracewell has not played any Test match in ICC World Test Championship. He last played a Test match back in August 2018 against South Africa. Bracewell has good stats in Tests with 72 wickets in 27 matches.
However, since he has not played a Test match for a long time New Zealand might bench him for the ICC World Test Championship final against India.