World number 1 in Tests, Team India, will lock horns with Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship, starting June 18. Both the captains will have their eyes on the trophy, which will declare the winner as the champion of the game’s longest format.
BCCI is expected to announce the squad for the much-awaited Test championship final in the next 12 hours. Meanwhile, we will be listing what could be the probable 15-member squad for the Virat Kohli-led side against mighty New Zealand at Southampton on the third week of June.
BCCI to pick a jumbo squad consisting of at least 4 openers, 4-5 middle-order batsmen, 8-9 pacers, 4-5 spinners, and 2-3 Wicketkeepers.
Prithvi Shaw is expected to make his return to the Test squad for World Test Championship’s final and England Test series. Avesh is also in the mix. The squad will be picked up tomorrow and it’ll be at least a 30 member squad.
Prasidh Krishna – who has been picked in the limited-overs format – could get his maiden Test call. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, and Ravindra Jadeja would be making a comeback in the side.
India’s Probable 25-Member Squad For WTC Final: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (WK), Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.