New Zealand squad for WTC final 2021: New Zealand on Tuesday announced its 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final against India which is set to commence on June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Skipper Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling are fit for the WTC final.
It may be recalled that Kane Williamson and BJ Watling had missed the second Test against England at Edgbaston due to injuries.
Even as Williamson was ruled out due to an elbow injury while BJ Watling, who is set to retire after the WTC final 2021 against India, was sidelined due to a back injury.
New Zealand left out 5 players from its 20-man squad. These include Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, and Mitchell Santner.
Kiwis have opted for one specialist spinner in 32-year-old left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel and an all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand WTC final squad:
Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner BJ Watling, and Will Young.
The World Test Championship would be held from June 18 to 22 while June 23 has been kept as Reserve Day. In case, the match would be drawn, both India and New Zealand would share the trophy and the winning prize.
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