Bengaluru, June 17: The stage is set for the inaugural World Test Championship Final and on the eve of the big game, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced India’s playing XI for the WTC Final.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian side is set to take on Kane Williamson-led New Zealand in the summit clash starting on Friday (September 18) at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The Indian think tank put their faith in the spinners for the big final with both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja making it to the final playing XI, while Mohammed Siraj missed out on a spot.
Meanwhile, young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, got the nod ahead of the seasoned Wriddhiman Saha who had been named in the 15-man squad. The other three to miss out after being named in the 15-member squad, include, Siraj, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav.
India playing XI team for WTC Final:
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami