IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: The Final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) will be played between India and New Zealand at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on Friday, June 18, 2021.
After a two-year wait, the inaugural World Test Championship Final match between India and New Zealand will start from June 18, at the Ageas Bowl, in Southampton.
Both sides have showcased stunning form in the longer format by claiming sweeping victories over formidable oppositions in recent times.
While the Kiwis have won each of the last 6 Test matches that they have played, team India has won 4 out of the last 5 Test matches that they have played too.
In fact, New Zealand has won 3 out of their last 4 Test matches by an innings, while India too thrashed England by an innings and 25 runs on the previous occasion they took on each other.
It will be a battle between 2 modern-day greats as Kohli goes up against his good friend Williamson. There is nothing much to separate the two teams who have their own distinct and effective style of playing the longest format of the game.
While New Zealand has variety in their pace attack, India will rely on their seasoned fast-bowling unit apart from two high-quality spinners.
On the other hand, India’s batting unit has class written all over it but how well they adapt to English conditions remains to be seen, especially after not having competitive action in the Old Blighty.
Talking about their head to head record, both teams have met in 59 Tests, in which 21 have been won by India. New Zealand has emerged victorious in 12 games while 26 have ended up in a draw.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, top picks and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the final of the World Test Championship to be played between India and New Zealand on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Rose Bowl, Southampton.
- Match: India vs New Zealand, WTC Final
- Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
- Time: 3:00 PM (IST) / 10:30 AM (Local) / 9:30 AM (GMT)
- Venue: Rose Bowl, Southampton
- Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
Pitch Report & Weather Condition
Cricket pitches having a good covering of grass 24 hours before a Test match is nothing unusual in England as the curators tend to mow it on the morning of Day 1.
However, if the first look of the pitch is anything to go by then it does appear that there will be a fair amount of assistance for the seamers of both sides early on.
The Southampton weather for the next four days doesn’t look promising at all. The weather will be extremely cloudy throughout the course of the game with regular thunderstorms and showers expected.
The temperature on Day 1 of the WTC Final is expected to be around 15 Degree Celsius. With black clouds constantly looming in Southampton for the next few days, the game is likely to be interrupted frequently due to rain.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 368 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
India & New Zealand Recent Form
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head
- Matches Played: 59
- India Wins: 21
- New Zealand Wins: 12
- Draws: 26
India & New Zealand Squads For WTC Final
Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Mohammed Siraj, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja.
New Zealand Squad
Kane Williamson (C), BJ Watling (WK), Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Will Young, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Devon Conway.
Probable Playing XI For WTC Final
Dream11 probable playing XI prediction for Match 27 of Pakistan Super League 2021 between India and New Zealand at Rose Bowl, Southampton.
India Playing XI
Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand Playing XI
Kane Williamson (C), BJ Watling (WK), Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme/Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
IND vs NZ Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Players||Stats (Test Carrer)|
|Virat Kohli||7490 Runs|
|Kane Williamson||7129 Runs & 30 Wickets|
|Devon Conway||306 Runs|
|Neil Wagner||226 Wickets|
|Jasprit Bumrah||83 Wickets|
IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Colin de Grandhomme
- Bowlers: Ishant Sharma, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner
- Captain: Rishabh Pant
- Vice-Captain: Devon Conway
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway
- All-Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme
- Bowlers: Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma
- Captain: Devon Conway
- Vice-Captain: Cheteshwar Pujara
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.